by Eileen Cronin, Quayisha Ferguson, Jennafir Enck
Grades 3-5, ELA, Music
Over the course of 3-4 class periods, students will show their knowledge of fractions as they take on the role of music composer. They will show how unit fractional notes make up a whole and generate equivalent fractions for a 4/4 beat.
by Katie Urbine, Sara Barney
Grades 6-8, ELA
Students will be asked to submit a pitch to a film production company in which they share why their memoir should be turned into a film. Students will take the memoirs they have written during a larger unit and develop a summary that emphasizes the plot, the major arc of their story, along with the major characters in their memoir. Additionally, students will be asked to do an analysis of the tone and mood of their own text to create a soundtrack.
by Natasha Gordon, Isabel Schooler
Grades K-2, ELA, Science
Students will combine their knowledge of birds and adaptations with their imagination to create new a new bird that has adaptive features. Students will start by thinking of a home for the bird and imagine a bird that can survive in the home that the student creates.
by Chinelle Andrews
Grades 3-5, ELA
Students will choose a leader or activist that resonates with them and conduct research on this figure’s life experiences, challenges, and accomplishments. Using this research, students will write an essay explaining how this activist/leader embodies the values and leadership qualities the student finds to be in important in change agents or positive figures.
by Chinelle Andrews, Ruth Evans, Erica Pastor
Grades 3-5, ELA, Social Studies
Students will take on the role of textbook authors, who are writing a more holistic history of Native Americans. Students will conduct research on Native Americans tribes in the New England region to learn about how they adapted to environments and the impact of that today.
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