Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Being Haudenosaunee Then and Now

Being Haudenosaunee Then and Now

Grade(s):

1

"Who were the first people to live where we live now?” That’s the question that kicked off the expedition and led first graders to study the early Haudenosaunee – the “People of the Longhouse.” Students learned more about how these early woodland people relied on natural resources for food, shelt

Toy Tags

Grade(s):

K

The Kindergarten class at Detroit Achievement Academy completed a three-month long expedition on toys and play to begin the year.

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?
The Color of Us

The Color of Us

Grade(s):

K

Kindergarten students painted their self-portraits as a culmination of their expedition, "Its a Small World After All," that focused on art and music from around the world.

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.

Tree Signs

Tremendous Trees - Trail Signs

Grade(s):

K

Kindergarteners at Schoolcraft Learning Community created these trail signs as a collaborative project after participating in a spring expedition about trees. Since the school plans to move locations in the fall, the goal was to create student work that would be visible from the very first day.

Wild Muir Picture Book Bear

Wild Muir for Kids

Grade(s):

2

Wild Muir for Kids: A Collection of Short Stories was created by second grade students at Big Pine Elementary School as part of their Wilderness Warriors learning expedition, in which students studied John Muir and other individuals who have made a difference.

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.

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