Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Real, Represent, Reconstruct


9, 10, 11, 12

Who is the real you? & How do you show it to the world? Where do you belong? & Where historically, has access been blocked from your people? In this class, we will deeply dig into how society depicts us versus how we portray ourselves.

Civil Rights A to Z from Hidden Figures



While students were reading and discussing Margot Shetterly's book Hidden Figures, we kept a class chart while students kept an individual chart of names, locations, terms, and ideas mentioned in the book about Civil Rights.

Fossil Hunter



The Fossil Hunter poems and artwork were created by third-grade students at Big Pine Elementary as part of their Fossils Tell of Earth Long Ago learning expedition. The poetry and art projects were included in a culmination fossil journal and were displayed at the Celebration of Learning.

The Diary of Anne Frank Audio Play


9, 10, 11, 12

Ten high school students rehearsed together to put together an audio play of The Diary of Anne Frank to be used as a resource for the KUSD middle school teachers and students who study this play every spring as part of the required curriculum.

Summer of Mariposas



This website features a digital gallery of 8th Grade student's narrative essays that were selected as Best in Class.

Ikezasso(Ikebana with weeds)



Country: Japan

Senate Expedition


6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Writing with evidence is an important skill for students to learn, but how often do they use mathematics as evidence?

Chicago Water Quality Report


7, 8

During the 2022-2023 school year, seventh and eighth grade students at Polaris Charter Academy focused on learning physics and chemistry through multiple lenses.

Bird Riddle Cards



This project was the result of the EL Curriculum; Grade 1. Module 3 final performance task. Students learn about various bird characteristics that help birds survive.