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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

How do designers and engineers develop and make their ideas successful using emerging technology?

Project Description

Students developed and presented a sculptural form that is 3-dimensional configuration developed from 2-dimensional surfaces. Students were given voice and choice in the media they wanted to use, but also use the laser cutter and other tools in the maker space to create they design. They were...

Subject

Art

Grade

  • Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

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

Driving Question

How can writers use creative language and “show, not tell” to share their ideas through poetry?

Project Description

Students created a poetry book about Pokémon. Students started by learning about Pokémon on websites, games, apps and in books. Students explored different types of poetry and learned about poem structure and figurative language such as simile and metaphor. Using "juicy" words and...

Subject

Language Arts

Grade

  • Grade 2

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

To what extent do we live in a Brave New World?

Project Description

Students worked in teams of 4 or 5 to create a 3 to 5-minute narrative film that addressed the question “To what extent do we live in a Brave New World?” Students read Brave New World in English class, studied genetics in Biology, learned about film-making in Innovation & Design, and discussed...

Subject

Art, Language Arts, Science

Grade

  • Grade 10

Driving Question

What is service learning?

Project Description

During their time in Xizhou, Microcampus students will be involved in student-directed, authentic Service Learning experience. Students will gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their new community, and society as they apply academic, social, and personal skills to show their...

Subject

Microcampus

Grade

  • Grade 8