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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 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 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

How do I find my voice in art through media and communication?

Project Description

Students researched elements of art and principles of design. They then picked which elements and principles of art they wanted to learn more about and demonstrate in an art piece. They experimented and selected the media they wanted to use and learned more about an artist who used the same...

Subject

Art

Grade

  • Grade 8

Driving Question

What's the essential element that made our family successful?

Project Description

Students interviewed a family member to discover an event that has influenced their family. They explored how this event influences them presently, how it has affected their life in the past, and how it might influence their family in the future. Students wrote an essay arguing why the...

Subject

Language Arts

Grade

  • Grade 8

Driving Question

Does the slope of our ramp meet U.S. federal law guidelines?

Project Description

In a hands-on application of the math concept of slope, students use their knowledge of the formula of slop to determine whether or not a ramp in the school meets guidelines set out by the United States on the safety of wheelchair ramps. Students learn content from the teacher and then measure the...

Subject

Math

Grade

  • Grade 8

Driving Question

Who are we and why do we do what we do?

Project Description

In this introduction to Psychology unit, students learn basic concepts and ideas of psychology in order to make connections to their lives as teenagers. They read articles, watch videos and doing other research to learn these concepts as well as choose a topic to investigate as a choice such as...

Subject

Social Studies

Grade

  • Grade 8