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Driving Question

How can we, as artists, use color and media to create emotion?

Project Description

Students researched a color of their choice in teams to learn more about how colors represent ideas and emotions. The research colors in different cultures and contexts and found specific pieces of art to justify their ideas. They shared their research with the class to help students learn the...

Subject

Art

Grade

  • Grade 10

Driving Question

How can we use infographics to educate teens on important issues?

Project Description

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 then select a...

Subject

Health

Grade

  • Grade 8

Driving Question

What do people really need to know about the candidates in the next election?

Project Description

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 were...

Subject

Social Studies

Grade

  • Grade 8

Driving Question

How can I use form and function to create a mask for a performance?

Project Description

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. Students then created a sculpter to create two individual...

Subject

Art

Grade

  • Grade 8

Driving Question

Are Energy Bars Really Healthy?

Project Description

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. After round one the kitchen of making their energy bars/bites, students made revisions...

Subject

Health

Grade

  • Grade 8

Driving Question

How do we justly endure on a finite planet?

Project Description

Students investigated issues connected to sustainability in the world at large, and more especially, China, in order to come up with real-world solutions to pressing environmental and social issues. Students examined human behavior, social media, web-design, policy, government, modernization,...

Subject

Art, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Grade

  • Grade 9

Driving Question

What are working conditions, and why do they matter?

Project Description

Students explored the guiding question “What are working conditions and why do they matter?”. The performance task highlighted here is an anthology of slice of life stories written from the perspective of a laborer. The goal of each story was to allow consumer’s a glimpse into a laborer’s life...

Subject

Language Arts

Grade

  • Grade 7

Driving Question

How can we help Syrian refugees?

Project Description

Students worked to address a problem facing Syrian refugees. Students had to identify a problem they were interested as well as a plan that could be practically and sustainably addressed. They also had to investigate supplies and materials to make it happen. Students learned from real refugees...

Subject

Language Arts, Social Studies

Grade

  • Grade 7

Driving Question

How can I use my passions to improve my language skills?

Project Description

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. They also presented their learning to the class and responded to...

Subject

EAL

Grade

  • Grade 8

Driving Question

How can we create healthy dietary guidelines that will appeal to all stakeholders?

Project Description

Students research about dietary guidelines in different countries and compare and contrast as a class. They use what they have learned to identify their favorite guidelines that we should use in the cafeteria and school. They break into teams to research more on their specific guideline and...

Subject

Health

Grade

  • Grade 7