Writing distinguished by voice, imagination, and impact

sometimes my fingers look like little worms standing perfectly still

Hands Description - Khalil

Grade(s):

Pre-K

 A three year old student in a Pre-K class at Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences in Santa Fe, New Mexico dictated this description to his teacher.

it can feel like the only thing to do is to keep pushing ourselves

The Ancient God Who Rules High School

Grade(s):

12

"As a student in what is generally regarded as a rather competitive high school, I was quickly disabused of the notion that school was perfect. Staring at my classmates competing (and me as well!), I saw parallels to problems from game theory and economics.

timekeeping devices do not really determine the hours

The Invention of the Mechanical Clock and Perceptions of Time in the 13th–15th Centuries

Grade(s):

11

Mehitabel Glenhaber, while an 11th-grade student at the Commonwealth School in Boston, Massachusetts] authored this research paper on mechanical clocks while enrolled in a Medieval World History Class. It offers a fascinating historical and philosophical view of time.

the Thailand Walking Stick was so thailandistic

Thank-you Letter - Luwis

Grade(s):

2

A learning expedition about insects included the creation of a field guide to local insects; care of and safe experimentation with a variety of insects in the classroom; the creation of insect greeting cards; and work with a number of outside experts, including an entomologist who worked with the

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.

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.

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.

she did not seek legislation benefiting women

Abigail Adams: The Feminist Myth

Grade(s):

11

Jennifer Shingleton, while a student at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts wrote this paper on Abigail Adams for a history class during the 1997/1998 academic year.

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