Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Ohio’s Veterans: Our True American Heroes

Ohio’s Veterans: Our True American Heroes

Grade(s):

8

  • What makes someone a hero?
  • How have wars changed our world?
  • How can a personal story impact the world?
Closing the Gap: Economic Solutions for Developing Nations

Closing the Gap: Economic Solutions for Developing Nations

Grade(s):

12

AP Macroeconomics students researched developing nations to find room for growth for each country. Once the students understood their country's standing, they constructed economic plans for development.

Black History Geometric Portraits

Black History Geometric Portraits

Grade(s):

7

Knowing the past opens doors to our future. Students created geometric portraits based on a hero of African descent. After researching their hero, students picked a quote from their hero and used that as a base to create a silhouette for their geometric and monochrome portrait.

Blades of Change

Blades of Change

Grade(s):

12

Blades of Change is a documentary film that was written, filmed, directed and edited by the senior class of 2018 as the product of an interdisciplinary expedition on energy. 

Impounded Identity: Reflections on an American Concentration Camp

Grade(s):

7, 8

  • What impacts identity?
  • Why remember?
  • What empowers us to resist injustice?
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.

junior high students poems and artwork on identity

If I Was A Country - Poems and Maps

Grade(s):

7, 8

In the course of a yearlong exploration of identity, students at Anser Charter School considered the geography and political history of Europe in order to frame an investigation into the causes and lasting effects of the Holocaust.

Achieving Equality

Achieving Equality: Student Profiles of American Changemakers

Grade(s):

10, 11, 12

Forty students from the first integrated high school in the United States—Lowell High School in Massachusetts—sought to shed light on a few of the many men and women who have worked to create a more perfect union. They produced Achieving Equality, a book of prose and photography. 

The Choice to Serve

The Choice to Serve

Grade(s):

7

Meadow Glen Middle School has a student population of approximately 1,100 students and around 370 seventh-grade students worked together to produce this magazine.

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