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 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.
Grades 3-5, Math
Students are planning a container garden with one plot for themselves and one for a friend. They will conduct self-reflection and interviews around veg preferences. Based on the data they collect they will plan a garden for themselves and their friend. They will be asked to compare, using fractions, perimeter, and area, the garden they planned to their neighbor’s garden. After the comparison, students will reflect on the choices they made throughout the task.
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