Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Blades of Change

Blades of Change

Grade(s):

12

Blades of Change is a documentary film that was written, filmed, directed and edited by the senior class of 2018 as the product of an interdisciplinary expedition on energy. 

Work Helpers In Our Detroit Community

Grade(s):

K

The Kindergarten crews at Detroit Achievement Academy started the year learning about identity and community.

Tower Garden

Tower Garden Explorations

Grade(s):

4

Throughout a 16 week long Design Thinking Project, Grade 4 students at Elm Street School in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, focused on the driving question, “How might we as young entrepreneurs utilize our Tower Garden to benefit the nutrition and overall health of others in our community?”

The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper

Grade(s):

11, 12

Eleventh and twelfth-grade students at Harborside Academy in Kenosha, Wisconsin completed this photography project with many literacy connections entirely in the Photography1 class.

Never Give Up

Don't Ever Give Up!

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.

Call of the Wild Northwest

Call of the Wild Northwest

Grade(s):

3

In this science expedition, 3rd graders answered the guiding question, how do natural and human-made elements impact wildlife in the Northwest?

Endangered Species: Poetry and Portraits

Grade(s):

3, 4

Third and fourth-grade students studied the endangered species of Utah during an expedition called "Save Our Species." The students created an illustrated anthology of poetry to educate others about the endangered species of their region.

Even Though I Got Nothing, I Got Myself

Even Though I Got Nothing, I Got Myself

Grade(s):

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

As part of the studio Rich Narratives, NuVu students learned foundational documentary filmmaking skills in order to transform everyday material into powerful stories.

A Kids' Guide to California National Parks

A Kids' Guide to California National Parks

Grade(s):

2

Second-grade students at Big Pine Elementary School in Big Pine California created this beautiful and useful guide to the vast array of National Parks found in California. The book is geared especially towards kids.

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