Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Highlands Ranch History Still Lives

Highland Ranch History Still Lives: A Children’s Tour of the Highlands Ranch Mansion

Grade(s):

2

After touring the Highlands Ranch Mansion,second-grade students at Fox Creek Elementary School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado collaborated with others to create a paragraph about a room in the mansion.

Scaling the Solar System

Scaling the Solar System into Downtown Asheville

Grade(s):

6

It is hard to grasp just how expansive our Solar System really is. As a way to make this abstract concept more realistic, sixth-grade students at Evergreen Community Charter School scaled the planets into downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

Impounded Identity: Reflections on an American Concentration Camp

Grade(s):

7, 8

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

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,

Fossil Hunter

Grade(s):

3

The Fossil Hunter poems and artwork were created by third-grade students at Big Pine Elementary as part of their Fossils Tell of Earth Long Ago learning expedition. The poetry and art projects were included in a culmination fossil journal and were displayed at the Celebration of Learning.

Drafts of a Cave Home

Grade(s):

5, 6

Cross-sectional illustrations of a prehistoric cave home through multiple drafts with peer critique

Operation Kidfit Recommendation Report

Grade(s):

6

Report with recommendations for the design of a health exhibition for Rochester Science Museum

Get Your Blues On

Grade(s):

4

Poems that were used for blues songs, inspired by the Great Migration, with collage art

Firefly Drafts

Grade(s):

Pre-K

Series of scientific drawings showing evidence of critique and revision

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