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A is for A-Bomb

School: West Platte High School

City/State: Weston, MO

Grade(s): 10

Format(s): Children's book: Alphabet

Subject(s): English Language Arts, Science and Technology, Visual Arts

Project Overview

A is for 4 A-Bomb was written and illustrated by a sophomore student at West Platte High School. The student created this project as part of a world history investigation on the atomic bomb. 

After researching the impact of the bombs and their aftermath each student in this class produced a final project of their own design. This example is an alphabet book. Although alphabet books are typically geared towards children, the content of this book is appropriate for high school students.

Each page of the book includes an illustration and short poem illuminating a particular word or phase pertaining to the atomic bomb. Through use of color and rhymes the student was able to create a final project that is both entertaining and informative. 

How This Project Can Be Useful

  • The final product demonstrates the integration of scientific research, visual art and poetry into a single, high quality representation of work
  • The writing of a children’s book allows students to succinctly demonstrate their understanding of content
  • Writing shows in-depth content knowledge
  • Format allows for individual assessment of a student’s work

Common Core State Standards

Standard Long Term Learning Target
  • I can follow a standard format for citation.
  • I can use correct grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  • I can use correct capitalization, punctuation and spelling to send a clear message to my reader.
  • I can use a style manual appropriate for the discipline and type of writing.
  • EL has not created long-term learning targets for WHST standards.
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