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Driving Question

To what extent do we live in a ‘war universe’, where all things are based on competition: ‘war and games’?

Project Description

Students learned about the topics of scarcity and carrying capacity, aggression, and war, natural selection, as well as peace and stability. Each team developed their own focused question to integrate what they learned with the investigation into war, games, and competition. Students researched...

Subject

Art, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Grade

  • Grade 10

Driving Question

How do we design and build an electric car?

Project Description

Students investigate physics and engineering principles to work in teams to design a car powered by electricity. Students used software fusion360 to design a car to print or cut from wood, predict the energy from two lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, power the car with the batteries connected...

Subject

Science

Grade

  • Grade 9

Driving Question

What influences have you identified that are connected to the dramatic changes in Shanghai's culture?

Project Description

Students worked in teams to create three-minute documentaries on cultural changes that have occurred in the city of Shanghai. Students choose an area of interest and set goals for investigation of the dramatic cultural change. Instead of...

Subject

Social Studies

Grade

  • Grade 7

Driving Question

How do I develop a playground for a school that has none?

Project Description

Students were challenged to design a playground for an actual school in Nairobi, Kenya. Students had to work around challenges that the school faced including, flooding, and that part of the school is also located on a hill. Students also had to select supplies that were easily available for...

Subject

Exploratory, Math

Grade

  • Grade 7

Driving Question

How can students infer the theme of a myth while learning presentations skills?

Project Description

Students began by reading a number of Greek Myths and analyzed common themes. They looked the difference between thematic topics vs thematic statements. The goal was to form a complete statement based on their assessment. of the myth. We used brief text to model how to identify these statements...

Subject

Language Arts

Grade

  • Grade 6

Driving Question

Can you bring a moment to life?

Project Description

In this unit, students learned how to use precise language and sensory detail to tell a "small moment" story. Students explored how to best draw the reader in so that the piece was experienced rather than observed. In essence, slowing the scene down for the reader. Students started by creating a...

Subject

Language Arts

Grade

  • Grade 7

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

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