Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Frogs and Toads

Frog and Toad Tales

Grade(s):

3

Over the course of a six-week period, third-grade students at Eanes Elementary in Austin, Texas deeply explored the genres of informational and narrative nonfiction.

Coded Structures, Decoded Identities

Coded Structures, Decoded Identities

Grade(s):

12

During the fall semester of 2015, the HTHMA 12th grade students in Digital Arts, English, and Mathematics investigated the complexities of man-made structures found in urban/rural design and architecture.

Wooden Spoons

Wooden Spoons

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

In the fall project for the 2015-2016 school year, high school students painstakingly designed, carved, and finished individual spoons or eating utensils that represented their family or personal identity.

Appreciation Gallery

Appreciation Gallery

Grade(s):

K

Kindergarten students built upon their knowledge of identity and community helpers by engaging in a project focused on getting to know and showing appreciation for members of the BB&N community.

Geology of California

Geology of California

Grade(s):

6

Geology of California is a middle-school student product synthesizing learning from a semester-long Earth Science expedition.

Centaurtown

Centaurtown

Grade(s):

3, 4

During a yearlong expedition, the 3rd and 4th grade students at Santa Fe School for Arts and Science explored animal habitats. They started with the question, "What do animals need to survive?" During the first semester.

Fish Tales

Fish Tales

Grade(s):

1, 2

“Fish Tales” was part of a yearlong integrated learning expedition in a first and second-grade classroom which focused on investigating their 150-gallon fish tank. The tank has a school of African Cichlids and a large Amazon Plecostomus living in it.

Birds of the Palouse

Birds of the Palouse

Grade(s):

1, 2

First and second-grade students created these watercolor collages of birds after a hands-on exploration of the way different birds adapt to survive in their unique environments.

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.

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