Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Where in the World is Santa Fe? An Atlas

Grade(s):

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

Grade(s):

7

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

Grade(s):

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

Grade(s):

1

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?”

Engineer a Mining Technique Model

Grade(s):

4, 5

After learning about the various mining techniques used during and after the California Gold Rush, students are asked to engineer a final product of a technical drawing and working model that exhibits a solid understanding of a particular mining type.

Guess My Landform!

Grade(s):

1

Students learned about different landforms and then chose a landform to research further. They used different resources (books, anchor charts, language dives) to come up with a riddle containing at least 3 clues as to their landform.

Earth's Landscapes

Grade(s):

2

This submission is created by Mrs. Davis's 2nd grade students in one of our EL Education Network Schools Grass Valley Charter School. As a culmination to their integrated learning, students created a glossy class book on Earth's Landscapes.

Work Helpers In Our Detroit Community

Grade(s):

K

The Kindergarten crews at Detroit Achievement Academy started the year learning about identity and community.

The Holocaust: A Human Tapestry of Voices in History

Grade(s):

12

THE HOLOCAUST: A Human Tapestry of Voices in History is inspired by and follows the pedagogical philosophy of Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Jerusalem, Israel, and is a product of my experiences during the Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators at Yad Vashem,

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