Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Nature Numbers

Grade(s):

Pre-K, K

Photographs of numbers represented in nature are used in basic arithmetic.

Along the Charles River

Grade(s):

3

Illustrated book of poetry about birds and fish that live in or near the Charles River, Boston, MA

Fire! Fire! The Legacy of the Great Chicago Fire

Grade(s):

3, 4

Magazine about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871

What Matters to Me: In the Hearts and Minds of Elementary School Students

Grade(s):

4

Book of personal essays and self-portraits of what matters to each student in the class

Bird Card

Bird Cards

Grade(s):

K

Set of notecards with scientific illustrations and written descriptions of birds

20 Years Project-Portfolio

Grade(s):

8

Student projection of herself 20 years in the future; includes interview with future self and financial portrait

Colorado Bird Project

Grade(s):

K, 1

Hand-bound books about the unique features that make a bird a bird

5th grade students book on Great Depression with interviews, photos, expressive drawings

Faces of the Great Depression

Grade(s):

5

Book by 5th graders with interviews and illustrations of community elders who lived through the Great Depression

The Wolf That Would Forgive

Grade(s):

8

Original fables with scratchboard illustrations based on personally important life experiences

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