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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 can you represent relative dating using the law of superposition and index fossils with food?

Project Description

Students learned to apply their knowledge of relative data and other geological concepts using a hands-on cupcake activity. Students also completed a graphic organizer on constructing explanation to help them focus on what they see in the data, and the connections they need to make....

Subject

Science

Grade

  • Grade 8

Driving Question

How is the ocean a driving force for weather and climate?

Project Description

Students are given a topic about climate systems and are charged with creating an interactive model to use to explain to an audience of 6-year-old students. Students first investigate and research the concepts such as surface currents, deep currents, upwelling, and the global conveyor belt....

Subject

Science

Grade

  • Grade 8

Driving Question

What's the variance in heights of your data of the beans?

Project Description

In order to learn about standard deviation, students were given a variety of beans of different lengths. Sample data sets included the same type of beans of different lengths, as well as a mixture of beans of different lengths. Students measured the lengths of green beans and...

Subject

Math

Grade

  • Grade 8

Driving Question

How do countries solve problems and engage in diplomacy?

Project Description

Students participated in a WWI simulation where they chose a country to act as and made decisions to determine the outcome of the war. Students first learned background knowledge, including the long term and short term cause of the way and information about the key countries...

Subject

Social Studies

Grade

  • 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

What are the unique strengths that make me who I am?

Project Description

Students learn about their top character strengths and find creative ways to share this about themselves. First, students take an online survey to determine their character strengths. They discuss each other's unique combinations of character strengths to bolster their self-esteem. Students then...

Subject

Health

Grade

  • 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