Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Out of the Margins


K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Out of the Margins is a project inspired and driven by our students. Year after year, as students read. Esperanza Rising, and learn about human rights, they listen to stories of people who had to struggle to be seen in this world. Old Sturbridge Academy is on the site of a living history museum.

Child Life in the 1830's


6, 7

The creation of the “Child Life in the 1830s” exhibit was the culminating activity of Old Sturbridge Academy’s 2021-22 Grade 6 and Grade 7 Exhibits crews.

Local Leaders of Social Change



I am the fifth grade teacher at Odyssey School of Denver. I have 27 learners in my Crew, with a wide range of reading abilities, interests, and experiences.

Where in the World is Santa Fe? An Atlas


3, 4

For their spring 2022 expedition, the Centaur class was asked the question, “Where in the World is Santa Fe?” During this expedition, we began learning about geography through the lens of the five Themes of Geography.

Day of Change Book



7th graders at ELMS embarked on a learning expedition to create positive change within their community. ELMS 7th graders were able to interview agents of change within their community and choose a cause that they wanted to work with on their journey to become an agent of change.

TOPO Map Model


6, 7, 8

This is a project that is part of our Cartographers case study. Prior to this project, students looked at the development of maps as technology improved and as more of the world was known to cartographers. We have learned how to use modern maps and compasses to find directions and navigate.

SB Kids Local Treasures



The SB Kids Local Treasures project was taught in a fully remote first grade class during the Covid-19 pandemic. The driving question for this project is “How can we do the work of journalists and illustrators to celebrate and support local treasures in our community?”

Fantastic Frog Scientific Illustrations



This project was designed to support their learning in Expedition (Module) #1: Wide World of Frogs. The project’s title is Fantastic Frog Scientific Illustrations.

Scientific Fossil Illustrations



This project was designed to support their learning in Expedition (Module) #2: Fossils. The project’s title is Scientific Fossil Illustrations. Students chose a fossil to study in their home crew and created a scientifically accurate illustration of that fossil in art.