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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 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

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 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

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.