Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Circus

The ABC's of Circus!

Grade(s):

K

Inspired by amazing circus performers, kindergarten students worked to create their own “little circus.” Through research, visiting professional circus artists, and facilitated discussion, students learned acrobatics, juggling, hula hooping, clowning, and balancing acts.

I Believe in You

I Believe in You

Grade(s):

12

In an “Introduction to Rhetoric” unit, Seniors at WHEELS studied various commencement and convocation speeches and wrote rhetorical analysis essays around the essential question, “How can words compel action?”  Then, using a newly acquired rhetorical toolkit, students crafted motivational speeches for incoming ninth grade students at WHEELS.

Beauty of the Palouse

The Beauty of the Palouse

Grade(s):

4

The fourth-grade crew at Palouse Prairie Charter School embarked on a four-month long journey to write a story that had not yet been told. First, students learned about basic geologic processes to understand many different ways that geology shapes our world.

Low Poly/ Geometric Portraits

Grade(s):

6, 7

Before creating these geometric portraits using Photoshop, students were required to research a person from the African Diaspora who they wanted to use as the subject for their portrait.

Now and Long Ago

Grade(s):

1

Coloring book featuring daily items of today and parallel items in colonial times

Black Holes: What are They?

Grade(s):

9

Children's book that explains black holes to young readers

The Toy Alphabet

Grade(s):

K

Alphabet poster featuring toys, created for Pre-K students by Kindergarten students

Calendar of Forest Park

Grade(s):

1

Calendar that highlights different activities in a local park, corresponding to the time of year

Field Guide to Local Amphibians

Grade(s):

4

Field guide to amphibians local to Shutesbury, MA

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