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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

Aboriginal Art
High Tech High
Beginner

Arts

Students studied the Aboriginal Art form, including non-naturalistic abstract designs and naturalistic paintings of human, plant and animal figures. They then selected a wild animal they felt represented their personality, wrote an artist statement about the qualities they shared with their animal, and created an animal self-portrait using the traditional dotting technique and abstract design elements used by aborigines.

Analog Flash for Windows
High Tech High
Expert

Arts
Math
Science

Students will create an interactive, museum-quality exhibit that fit in a window frame and illustrated a principle of math or physics. Analog: most of the projects were mechanical.  The products were made not for PCs, but for the actual 24” x 24” x 5” interior windows of the school.

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

Calculicious
High Tech High
Expert

Arts
Math

The students designed their Watercolors, Acrylic Paintings and Sculptures using the calculus that they learned in class. They later exhibited the work at the San Diego Airport.

Common Core Standards

Chemical Identity Masks
High Tech High
Beginner

Arts
Science

Student created a two-sided identity mask. On one side they represented their personal identity, as it has been formed through their socialization by family, friends, and the media. On the other side they represented a chemical element that they felt best symbolized their personality.

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

Conceptual Art Project
High Tech High
Beginner

Math

Students designed unique art pieces using a set of mathematical concepts.  They then followed their own directions to create their piece on a canvas.

Common Core Standards

Conservation Forensics: Bushmeat
High Tech High
Expert

Science

Students are exposed to important theoretical and practical exercises in bioinformatics, molecular biology, forensics, international policy and conservation biology.  The goals of the program involve developing methods to identify dried meat and fur samples using DNA isolation, amplification, sequencing and alignment techniques.

Creative Masters
High Tech High
Beginner

World Languages

Students create pieces of art and writing while re-expressing famous Spanish-speaking artists.

Cuentos Infantiles
High Tech High
Beginner

World Languages

Students produced Spanish children’s books and gave them to Spanish-speaking children. In pairs, students in my Spanish I class were assigned a basic Spanish vocabulary unit such as clothing, colors or animals.

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

Digital Storytelling
High Tech High
Experienced

Arts
Career Technical Education
English Language Arts

Students created digital stories about a defining moment, a message, or a lesson learned from their own lives or the life of someone they know.

DNA Barcoding Invasive Species
High Tech High
Expert

Science

Students will take part of a pilot study for a large-scale ecological survey of San Diego Bay to help prevent and slow the spread of invasive species through early detection, rapid response, and eradication, ultimately reducing the effects of bioinvasions on human health, the economy, and the oceans.

E is for Egypt
High Tech High
Beginner

Arts
Social Studies

Students will write and illustrate a children’s book about ancient Egypt. After several weeks of “Egypt Exploration Days,” in which they will learn about the features of ancient Egyptian civilization, they will choose one topic on which to become an expert. Then, each student will create a page for our book on their topic.

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

Get Bent
High Tech High
Experienced

Arts
Math
Science

Students used three-dimensional geometry, calculus, physics, art, and wood working skills to design, explain, and construct chairs and lamps people would actually want in their homes.

Common Core Standards

Graph-It Design
High Tech High
Experienced

Math

Student used Excel software to create their own “mathterpiece” of an image pertaining to a historical figure. Students identified data points from an image of their choice, and derived linear equations to reproduce the image.

Common Core Standards

I Am an Artist
High Tech High
Beginner

Arts

Students explored dimensions of their identity and created a double-sided canvas that visually expressed two sides of their selves. On the front of the canvas, they painted an acrylic self-portrait that represented their outer self—how they present themselves to others. On the back side of the canvas, students produced a collage that represented their personal vision and the things that make them unique.

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

La Llaga: Border Project
High Tech High
Beginner

Arts
Social Studies
World Languages

Students explore the reasons why people choose to risk their lives in the attempt to enter the United States illegally.  Students will assume the role of one of those individuals and create a fictionalized account of their journey to the United States.

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

Math Review Board Games
High Tech High
Beginner

Math

Students create math board games to review concepts which involved critique by 4th & 5th graders from Explorer Elementary.

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

Other Side of the Line
High Tech High
Expert

Arts
World Languages

Students and staff collaborate with French filmmakers to create animation shorts about the Mexico and U.S. border.

Our Mathematical Adventure
High Tech High
Beginner

Math
Science

Inspired the book The Number Devil, students create their own story book which illustrates and teaches math principles.

Common Core Standards

Paper Bag Plays
High Tech High
Beginner

Arts

Students will be given a paper bag filled with four unique props, which will provide the impetus for the development of the group’s play.  Students will then perform the plays for their peers, parents, and community members.

Physics Rocks
High Tech High
Experienced

Science

Students created electric guitars from scratch while learning the Physics concepts that allow them to ROCK ON!

Picasso’s Influence on HTH
High Tech High
Experienced

Arts

Like the show that traveled the countries’ modern art museums, the students at High Tech High will make art that reference Picasso’s contributions.


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