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A Hero In My Eyes
High Tech High
Beginner

Arts
English Language Arts

Students created a textual and visual representation of a hero in their life.  Students utilized literary devices, sensory details, and the narrative form to create a written character sketch of their hero in a heroic moment and then represented that moment through photography.

Common Core Standards

Ancient Machines
High Tech High
Experienced

English Language Arts
Science

Working from a machine or invention in present-day use, each student chooses and researches one integral part that existed before 1400 C.E.  Students produce original videos documenting their findings.

Common Core Standards

Ancient Sailing and Seafarers
High Tech High
Experienced

English Language Arts
Science

Students will examine the technology and physics of sailing while building their own sail cars that can move upwind. They will consider how different societies solved problems common to water travel: stability, buoyancy, movement, and direction.

Common Core Standards

Chemistry and Conflict
High Tech High
Beginner

Arts
English Language Arts
Science

Students created copper etchings, conducted library research, wrote lengthy history chapters, and developed their own mini-projects related to a contemporary conflict.

Common Core Standards

Cultural Encounters
High Tech High
Beginner

English Language Arts
World Languages

Students read historical novels related to their families’ unique histories, presented on corresponding historical topics, and wrote creative pieces related to their families’ stories, significant moments and traditions.

Common Core Standards

Economics Illustrated
High Tech High
Beginner

Arts
English Language Arts

Students created a book on economic concepts and their applications. Each student created two pages: the first defining an economic term and providing examples of it, and the second applying the term to a current event in an original article.

Common Core Standards

Inner Nature Mask Project
High Tech High
Beginner

English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies

Integrating concepts from psychology, mythology, sociology and Eastern spirituality, students created masks as tangible representations of our lives, hopes and dreams.

Invisibility
High Tech High
Experienced

Arts
Career Technical Education
English Language Arts

Students create multimedia & humanities projects to “take things invisible and make them visible” by publicly exhibiting their work at the Museum of Contemporary Art as a service to the community.

Common Core Standards

Life: The Book
High Tech High
Beginner

English Language Arts
Science

Students examined the social, economic, political and historical implications genetic engineering has had and may have on American life. They also explored how these ideas connected to broader issues relating to healthcare in American society.

Common Core Standards

Media Saves the Beach
High Tech High
Experienced

Arts
Career Technical Education
English Language Arts
Science

Students use the power of media in Humanities and the knowledge of scientific data in Biology to educate the public about the water quality at local beaches in San Diego.

Common Core Standards

San Diego Field Guide
High Tech High
Expert

English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies

Students conduct an environmental assessment of the fauna along the intertidal zone of San Diego Bay. They will publish a comprehensive Field Guide including scientific studies, creative writing, photographs, and histories of human development, industry, environmental measures, mapping and other changes to Bay.

Common Core Standards

Shock and Awe: Projectile Motion in the Crusades
High Tech High
Experienced

Arts
English Language Arts
Math
Science

Students developed FLASH movies detailing major events, key figures and the physics behind how weapons were used in battle.  Students also applied this information to a 2-page journal article where they created a class journal about the crusades.

Common Core Standards

Super Hero in the Making
High Tech High
Experienced

English Language Arts
Science

Students will create fictional stories and comic books based on physics concepts using Comic Life.

Common Core Standards

The Blood Bank Project
High Tech High
Expert

Arts
Career Technical Education
English Language Arts
Science
Social Studies

Students explored bloody topics ranging from leukemia to the history of vampires. They then created a painting on a blood-related theme on a large piece of custom cut wood.  A rectangular opening housed a laptop displaying a DVD presentation with audio and motion graphics they had designed to teach the community.

The Drug Project
High Tech High
Experienced

Arts
Career Technical Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies

Students examine prescriptive drugs, over the counter drugs, and illicit drugs from historical, societal, biological, and mathematical perspectives. Products include a storyboard for an educational drug movie, a five-minute educational drug video, a persuasive essay on an illicit drug, a lab notebook containing lab write-ups on drug synthesis, and a statistical analysis of drug use and awareness on the school campus.

Common Core Standards

The Lost Postcard Collection
High Tech High
Beginner

English Language Arts

In a “freaky Friday” body swap, students become the epic hero, Odysseus! As they journey across the Aegean Sea, they will catalog their trials, tribulations, and feelings about each episode in a postcard home to their wife, Penelope.

Common Core Standards

The Maritime Project
High Tech High
Beginner

English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies

How have maritime discoveries, advancements, and events shaped our world? Students will study the history and influence of maritume culture.  During this time, they will research as well as keep a Captain’s Log of their journey.

Common Core Standards

The Millionaire Project
High Tech High
Expert

Career Technical Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science

Students will design and construct an electrical product that can turn on and off, and develop an engineering plan, financial plan, and marketing plan for their business.

Common Core Standards

Vietnam War Play
High Tech High
Experienced

Arts
English Language Arts
Social Studies

Students will each research a historical topic, in this case the Vietnam War.  Their topic will be transformed into a dramatic script complete with well-developed characters, historically accurate settings and realistic dialogue.

Common Core Standards

Viva La Revolucion!
High Tech High
Beginner

English Language Arts
Social Studies

Student wrote an original play embodying the ideals and impacts of a social movement in U.S. History, as well a personal narrative exploring their own relationship with the issues (e.g., class, race, gender, state-authority) that inspired these moments of social and political engagement.

Common Core Standards

Wall of Resistance Project
High Tech High
Beginner

English Language Arts
Science

Students will create their own “Berlin” wall, focusing on the conflicts of the 20th and 21st century and a specific human body system.  Each panel of this Wall of Resistance offers student perspectives regarding the effects of the war on society, the human body, or even the individual human cell.