Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Portneuf River Watersheds

Portneuf River Watersheds

Grade(s):

5, 6

Fifth and sixth-grade students from Pocatello Community Charter School in Pocatello, Idaho created a topographic representation of the environmental impact of the Portneuf River watershed to educate the public at their Environmental Fair.

Beauty As The Downfall

Beauty As The Downfall

Grade(s):

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

As part of an “Empathy For The Endangered” studio, students studied how the Black Lace Cactus which once populated the Texas Gulf Coast is now endangered. People recognized the beauty of the blooms that the Black Lace Cactus evolved to protect itself.

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.

Creatwinning - Black History Month Multimedia Zine

Grade(s):

12

This is an eTwinning project by learners of English learning how to write creatively. A compelling model, this book features provocative and intriguing writing to push people's thinking.

Adaptations

Adaptations

Grade(s):

12

Twelfth-grade students at High Tech High in San Diego, California presented silent film productions with live sound performances at the Sushi Performance Art Center in downtown San Diego.

The Human Face of Human Rights

The Human Face of Human Rights

Grade(s):

10

Tenth-grade students at Casco Bay High School in Portland, Maine interviewed international refugees from human rights abuses and considered their courage and stories in writing and photography.

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals

Grade(s):

2, 3

Second and third-grade students at Rocky Mountains School of Expeditionary Learning produced this beautiful hardcover field guide as a result of their learning during their first expedition at RMSEL.

Getting to Know H2O

Getting to Know H20

Grade(s):

1, 2

First and 2nd-grade crews at Palouse Prairie Charter School dove into a study of water. They learned about the states of matter and made connections to the different properties of water.  They conducted experiments to observe how temperature causes matter to change forms.

Mystery Bird Game

Mystery Bird Game

Grade(s):

K

Students conducted fieldwork at Bear River Wildlife Refuge and along the Portneuf as part of their effort to become Ornithologists (bird experts). They researched a specific bird then wrote clues about that bird for the reader to guess.  An artistic collage served as the answer on the back. 

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