Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Line Designs

Line Designs

Grade(s):

7

Seventh-grade students in regular Math 7 and Advanced Pre-Algebra classes at Pizitz Middle School created these designs for a project that helped students develop an understanding of geometric concepts such as measurement, symmetry, segments, angles, circles and regular polygons.

Don't Vote Don't Complain

Don't Vote, Don't Complain

Grade(s):

4

Fourth graders at Centennial Elementary, A School for Expeditionary Learning, studied voting rights and responsibilities and the history of the women’s suffrage movement. They analyzed Susan B. Anthony's characteristics as a leader and explored how leaders of change make a difference.

Spiral of Theodorus

Grade(s):

8

This project was an integration between the math and art enrichment teachers that helped students cement the concept of Pythagorean Theorem and developed their protractor and ruler skills to a high level of precision.

Backcountry IV

Backcountry IV

Grade(s):

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

As part of the Brink: Biometric Interface studio—an exploration of better technologies for those who work or play in extreme conditions—Nuvu students Jordana Conti, Sydney Brown, Oliver Geller, Devin Lewtan, Laurel Sullivan and Max Dadagian created an innovative solution to a common threat: hypot

Colorado Coralition

The Colorado Coralition

Grade(s):

7, 8, 9, 10

Students at Polaris Expeditionary Learning School participated in coral restoration efforts on a reef in the Florida Keys and spread the message about their learning and experiences through presentations, music, and video.

Skills Vest

The Skills Vest

Grade(s):

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Students studied challenges people with Cerebral Palsy face—specifically, how people with Cerebral Palsy have trouble controlling/practicing their fine motor skills. Because of this, everyday clothing that contains zippers and buttons are difficult to put on.

Tasting History

Tasting History: Family Stories & Recipes from 30 Countries

Grade(s):

11, 12

U.S. History students explored the journeys of immigrants who came to these shores early in the 20th century. They listened to accounts from Ellis Island and examined Emma Lazarus’s inscription on the Statue of Liberty.

Symbiosis

Learning How to See

Grade(s):

7

Students in the 7th-grade team at Camden-Rockport Middle School in Camden, Maine, focused on the observation and representation of symbiotic relationships in the environment.

The Amazing World Of Lobsters

The Amazing World of Lobsters

Grade(s):

3

Every year, third-grade students at Presumpscot Elementary School in Portland, Maine participate in a learning expedition on lobsters.

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