Writing distinguished by voice, imagination, and impact

we smashed the basil and turned it into little pieces

Beautiful and Yummy

Grade(s):

1, 2

First and second grade students from the College School in St. Louis, Missouri created a cookbook about pesto as part of a sustainability and local foods.

The students who wrote the introduction described their process.

its supporters included a diverse group of people, from Harvard biology professors to pastors

"The Burden of Feeble-Mindedness": The History of Eugenics and Sterilization in Massachusetts

Grade(s):

11

Reid Grinspoon, while an 11th grade student at Gann Academy in Waltham, Massachusetts, authored this research paper on the history of eugenics in his home state. The report tackles a fascinating but scary topic in a clear and understated voice.

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.

these waters are not dead by any means

Perspectives of San Diego Bay

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

Forty high school students from the Gary and Jerri-Ann High Tech High in San Diego, California worked with an interdisciplinary team of teachers to create a field guide to the bay.

the people most affected by the pollution were the factory workers

Chemistry and Conflict: Carbon

Grade(s):

10

Tenth grade students at High Tech High in San Diego, California created this book as the final product from a cross-disciplinary project combining chemistry and history.

How far can a tower of blocks hang over the edge of a table before it collapses?

Calculicious: Making Calculus Delicious

Grade(s):

12

Seniors at High Tech High in San Diego, California created this book as a product from a cross-curricular study of art and mathematics. Students created an online forum to critique and discuss their work.

she was a midwife, presiding over one of the most private and mysterious experiences of daily life

Anne Hutchinson: A Life in Private

Grade(s):

11

Jessica Leight, while an 11th grade student at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, authored this research paper on Anne Hutchinson, tracing her life and her fate.

the arrow starts with an initial velocity of 0m/s

The Crusades

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

Students from High Tech High School in San Diego, California created this book as part of an investigation into the math and physics behind the weapons of the crusades.

it all boiled over one fateful day at lunchtime

This I Believe - Emma

Grade(s):

10

Tenth-grade students at the Springfield Renaissance School in Springfield, Massachusetts, as part of their English Language Arts class, created This I Believe essays.

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