Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Fish Tales

Fish Tales

Grade(s):

1, 2

“Fish Tales” was part of a yearlong integrated learning expedition in a first and second-grade classroom which focused on investigating their 150-gallon fish tank. The tank has a school of African Cichlids and a large Amazon Plecostomus living in it.

Birds of the Palouse

Birds of the Palouse

Grade(s):

1, 2

First and second-grade students created these watercolor collages of birds after a hands-on exploration of the way different birds adapt to survive in their unique environments.

7th grade community interviews in Cleveland

Rustbelt Reformers - Interview Project

Grade(s):

7

After their study of the European Renaissance in social studies, seventh graders at Citizens Leadership Academy looked at the trajectory of their city. They studied Cleveland's "rise," "fall," and resurgence, looking specifically at key players and themes.

Life Changing Stories: GSMS Bilingual Voices

Grade(s):

6, 7, 8

View Life Changing Stories: GSMS Bilingual Voice here to view the full project.

Summer of Mariposas

Grade(s):

8

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

Centaur Knot Manual

Grade(s):

3, 4

Instructions about how to tie knots as well as information on their origin and use, with photos

Chickenology: The Art and Science of Keeping Chickens

Grade(s):

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Manual for raising chickens that includes articles, photographs, illustrations and essays

Stand Up! Speak Out!

Grade(s):

5

Fictional speeches written by students in the voice of real historical leaders with symbolic illustrations

Fire! Fire! The Legacy of the Great Chicago Fire

Grade(s):

3, 4

Magazine about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871

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