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Driving Question

As artists, how can we transform an animal we love into a fantastical creature of our imagination?

Project Description

Students were challenged to create a fantastical ink and watercolor drawing of an animal of their choice. Students picked an animal and do a contour line drawing, drew different animals upside down to isolate the right brain, and used lines to represent form. They then used their skills they had...

Subject

Art

Grade

  • Grade 6

Driving Question

How do we transform text into action?

Project Description

Building on prior knowledge of monologues, students answered questions about themselves to create a monologue to be performed. The students got know each other better and build upon their acting and drama skills. Students wrote their monologue based on these questions, read it aloud and received...

Subject

Drama

Grade

  • Grade 6

Driving Question

What is the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health? What is my plan to turn these healthy behaviors into habits?

Project Description

Students learn about the components of the "Wellness Wheel" which include physical, social, emotional, and mental health. Students are also introduced to the concept of Blue Zones, demographic of geographic areas where people live measurably longer lives. They listen to a podcast by an...

Subject

Health

Grade

  • Grade 6

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

What are the different ways we can represent Algebra

Project Description

The Algebra Carnival was a cross-campus project where 6th grades were planning to teach algebra concepts to lower elementary students. Teachers shared topics with students and the students in small groups had to design carnival-like activities to teach concepts to their younger peers. The...

Subject

Math

Grade

  • Grade 6

Driving Question

Which issue in the election was the most important for you?

Project Description

Students independently selected and researched a social issue that was important to them and that was currently being discussed during to the US Presidential election. Specifically, they investigated some background information about the topic, looked at different view points of the issue (pro...

Subject

Social Studies

Grade

  • Grade 7

Driving Question

How can students understand number theory including rational and irrational numbers using comics?

Project Description

Students were introduced to number theory by showing them a video. The students needed to learn new vocabulary and the concepts of irrational and rational numbers. After the students were showed the video about the "weird" numbers, they were then challenged to write a sequel to the movie but in the...

Subject

Math

Grade

  • Grade 7

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