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Driving Question

How can we get our favorite authors to our school? How can we improve ours skills through hosting visiting authors?

Project Description

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. They collaborated with the librarian to help plan the visits...

Subject

EAL

Grade

  • Grade 7, Grade 8

Driving Question

Who are we in our classroom and where do we come from?

Project Description

Students created a digital poster using photographs of their family.  Students wrote paragraphs for various family members and pictures captions. One paragraph was written about themselves and one for each of the three family members. Family members including pets, grandparents extended family...

Subject

Spanish

Grade

  • Grade 7, Grade 8

Driving Question

How do Chinese people celebrate the Lantern Festival?

Project Description

Students celebrated the Lantern Festival, which is the closure of the Chinese New Year holiday for the Chinese people.  Students discussed the various legends and the dates of the lunar calendar and the traditional food that is served at this festival. Students also viewed...

Subject

Chinese

Grade

  • Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Driving Question

How can we write and compose songs for an album?

Project Description

Students write and record songs for a full-length album released on iTunes. Students first start by selecting an emotional topic to focus on. They then brainstorm as many words as they can about that topic to help them write lyrics. Students learn about chorus, bridge, verses as well as other...

Subject

Music

Grade

  • Grade 7, Grade 8

Driving Question

How do students find a musical piece that is interesting and at their ability level to perform? What performance skills do students need to communicate and connect with an audience?

Project Description

The solo contest was the culmination of a unit of individual choice. The students learned how to choose a piece that was of interest and of a level that was right for them. Guest artists came and worked with students individually and as a class.  Everyone played their self-...

Subject

Music

Grade

  • Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Driving Question

How can students learn different vocabulary and expressions in real life situations?

Project Description

Students created a Chinese language survival book “Welcome to Shanghai” that was for sale on Amazon and targeted new comers to Shanghai. First students surveyed the newbies in SAS to ask what vocabulary and expressions they needed to use when they first came to Shanghai. The students then...

Subject

Chinese

Grade

  • Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Driving Question

How can we build mind-body connection integrating Chinese cultural movements?

Project Description

6 and 8th graders learned through 5-6 lessons from an outside instruction in Kung Fu techniques to prepare a demonstration for the school's Chinese New Year Celebration. 7th graders worked in groups to move and synchronized movements to tell a story about Chinese New Year through...

Subject

PE

Grade

  • Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Driving Question

What can I do to fully prepare a technical stage lighting design?

Project Description

Students learn about the technical theater process of lighting design by engaging and series of lighting design tasks and challenges. First students learn about the principles of lightening design including the four controllable elements of lighting (intensity, color, distribution, and movement...

Subject

Drama

Grade

  • Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Driving Question

Chinese Dishes from Home – A Chinese Cook Book

Project Description

Each student was asked to choose the ingredient and dish that they have for their family. Based on this they will do research on the cultural background of this ingredient and the story of this in China. They also will research the recipes that are traditionally...

Subject

Chinese

Grade

  • Grade 7, Grade 8

Driving Question

What's the best choice for our Bonding Day?

Project Description

Students plan one-day trip plan for next year Grade 8 students Bonding Day.  Students explored Shanghai from different aspects and got to know more about the past, present and future of Shanghai. They visited the Shanghai Urban Planning Museum, took a bus tour for city sightseeing...

Subject

Chinese

Grade

  • Grade 7, Grade 8