ELL/ EAL students invited authors to visit the campus and create a media campaign to encourage people to participate in books talks. Students served as resident experts of the authors by reading their books and research their lives.
Students selected a topic of passion and generate research questions to explore. They read a variety of materials, summarized the learning and synthesized into in a final webpage that documented their learning and the journey.
Students select a relevant topic of their choice, from video games to procrastination, and then research for information that would be important to their peers and other teens. They draft initial design ideas on a poster to receive feedback from their peers and teacher.
Students created a political magazine, which was based on upcoming US Election and political issues surrounding it. The intended audience was incoming 8th graders, so they could easily learn about politics and issues surrounding the US election, as well as candidates’ stances.
Students analyze food packaging health claims by making a trip to the grocery store. Small groups were formed to research energy bar recipes and then come up with their own to create and make in the kitchen.
Students worked collaboratively on designing a mask to be used in a performance. The initial concept and design was collaboratively designed, and through peer review and individual study of research students crafted initial designs.