In the Back in The Day project, students publish a thoughtful collection of narrative nonfiction writing in which they tell specific family stories of growing up and coming of age.
11th, 12th Grade
In the BizWorld project, students work in teams to form friendship bracelet companies by raising capital (not actual money, but in a scenario).
3rd, 4th, 5th Grade
In the Choose Your Own Adventure project, students explore their state and family history by answering the Driving Question, “What makes people take a risk?”
ELA, Social Studies
In Community Photojournalists, students investigate community-based or cultural stories that are eventually packaged as photo essays and audio recordings that adhere to professional photojournalism and publication guidelines.
4th, 5th, 6th Grade
In Cyrano's Funk, students will feel like the characters and themes from this over 100 year old classic piece of literature are playing out on their Facebook page today.
9th, 10th Grade
In the Design It Clean project, students work in teams to develop water filters that are dependable, affordable, and can provide clean water for specific communities in the real world.
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grade
In Domino Effect, students find out how much Domino's is really charging for pizza and explore this even further in three project tasks, Chain Gang, Cover Me and Top It Like It's Hot.
In Fall of Javert, students use quadratic functions about how objects fall to determine how high Javert’s bridge must have been and explore this even further in two project tasks, Upholding the Law (of Gravity) and Actually, It is Rocket Science.
In the Make a Difference project, students create plans for one specific thing they can do in their community, in partnership with a relevant local organization.
ELA, Math, Social Studies
In the Mazer Tag project, students will create and play a game in which the object is to maneuver a laser through a maze of obstacles to hit a target.
10th, 11th Grade
In New-Tritional Info, students use rates and proportions to calculate how long they’d have to exercise to burn off different McDonald’s menu items and explore this even further in two project tasks, Have It Your Way and Would You Like Fries with That?
In On Your Mark, students use proportions to determine what would happen if Olympic races were organized differently and explore this even further in two project tasks, Field Day and The Quick and the Tall.
During Resilience Café, students learn about resilient heroes from the past and present, focusing on African-American history from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Movement.
In Schoolyard Habitat Project, students design and implement a plan to enhance their school campus by creating insect habitats, providing nesting sites for birds, planting native plants or even removing weeds and invasive plants.
In The 22nd California Mission project, students gain knowledge about the mission period of California history by engaging in a task that requires critical thinking and creativity.
In Three Shots, students will compute the probabilities of a Memphis basketball team win, loss, or tie when fouled at the buzzer and explore this even further in two project tasks, To Foul or Not to Foul and That Is The Question.
In the What Will They Think? project, students use their understanding of graphing to make predictions, based on a small set of responses, about how a larger group of people will answer questions about ideas for new food products.
In Xbox Xponential, students write an exponential function based on the Atari 2600 and Moore's Law and explore this even further in three project tasks, More Laws, Power Play and What Gives, Nintendo?
You will learn how to create a Student Learning Guide of lessons and activities for a project.
March 2 - March 8, 2015
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