Writing distinguished by voice, imagination, and impact

someday I hope to go to school like those girls

From Dawn to Dusk

Grade(s):

8

As part of an expedition on Child Labor and Human Rights, eighth-grade students at the Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences each wrote character profiles on child laborers. They explored human rights, especially as they relate to children and teens.

they kill more than just pests

The Pesticide Problem at Home

Grade(s):

11

During a "Food for All" expedition, students studied how the choices we make about food affect our health, the environment, and the welfare of animals.

asymmetrical information can create a blind spot for people, causing countless market failures

Economics Illustrated

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

Tenth grade students at High Tech High in San Diego, California created a book of economic terms and concepts with original student art.

it is unlike any map made in China during its time

Selden Map: Provenance and Prescience

Grade(s):

11

Mark Lu, while an 11th-grade student at the Independent Schools Foundation School in Hong Kong authored this research paper on the Selden Map of China, a 17th-century map of East Asia. The paper explores an obscure topic with a conclusion that adeptly connects it to present day issues.

It’s hard to replicate real life behind a screen

This Teenage Life - Conversation and Activity Guides - a Curriculum by Students, For Students

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

This Teenage Life is a growing and expanding podcast project created by teens.

You can take buses, busy subways, trolleys and cars going honk honk.

Rural-Urban Opinion

Grade(s):

2

Students took a stand about whether it is better to live in an urban or rural community. They developed and supported their opinion to effectively persuade a reader.

they slide on the ice on their tummies

Bird Cards: Penguin

Grade(s):

K

Kindergarten students at the Anser Public Charter School in Boise, Idaho created a set of note cards as part of a yearlong learning expedition on birds. Students worked with a research buddy – an older student from his or her school, supporting research and writing skills.

the wolf doesn’t like jumping whales who are living and having fun with water

Whales

Grade(s):

2

The poem is shown in the original, hand-written version and typed version.

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