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A Great Place to Visit!
West Virginia DOE
Beginner

Arts
English Language Arts
Social Studies

Students have the opportunity to participate in a local community revitalization effort by developing a walking tour throughout town.  Teams of students identify community landmarks that should be included on the walking tour, research history surrounding those landmarks using primary and secondary resources, and communicate their findings by writing and recording a narrative that will guide the tour.

Common Core Standards

Am I My Brother or Sister’s Keeper?
Envision Schools
Beginner

English Language Arts
Social Studies

Students will write an essay answering, “How can the examination of the past inform us about our present lives and what our responsibility is toward one another?”  To do this they will identify the themes (examples include: Dehumanization, Resistance, Choice, Faith, Hope, Social Responsibility, Identity, Relationships, etc…) that they feel are most worth exploring in greater depth and examines them in detail.

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

Architectural Planning with Pythagoras
West Virginia DOE
Beginner

Math

Students have been marooned on an island in the South Pacific.  The harshness of the elements necessitates the prompt construction of some shelter.  They need to build a structure without the help of levels and protractors.

Common Core Standards

Are you Business Savvy?
West Virginia DOE
Beginner

Math

The class is starting a grocery store.  Students are going to pick a different section of the grocery store (i.e. dairy, deli, produce).  Before they open the store they must investigate different ways to reduce cost (i.e. buying in bulk as opposed to individual products), establish a price to maximize profit on the products.

Common Core Standards

Band Geeks, Dumb Jocks, Preps and Nerds
West Virginia DOE
Beginner

English Language Arts

Students tend to have difficulty discerning fact from fiction and understanding bias in texts and/or media.  This project will help them discover personal bias and techniques used by writers and presenters in order to become more sophisticated readers and consumers.

Common Core Standards

Banned in America!!!
Envision Schools
Beginner

English Language Arts
Social Studies

Students were asked to assess the role of censorship in American society through a study of banned books in America. Students engaged in reading a banned book, writing a persuasive essay, and participated in a mock trial around issues of censorship.

Common Core Standards

Caching In
West Virginia DOE
Beginner

Math

Students will combine the new Geo-Cache craze with the thrill of a treasure hunt and market their product to towns looking to bring in the public for promotion and tourism. They will make a presentation to the Board of Directors showcasing a proto-type course.

Common Core Standards

Calling All Cell Phones
West Virginia DOE
Beginner

Math

Students will be investigating several phone service providers in order to find the plan that best suits their family’s needs and finances.

Common Core Standards

Can We Overcome Racism?
Envision Schools
Beginner

English Language Arts
Social Studies

Students generated their own questions about the history of South Africa. These questions guided the activities and smaller projects leading up to the culminating exhibition, where students researched and presented their answer to their question in a powerpoint presentation.

Common Core Standards

Career Exploration
ConnectEd
Beginner

English Language Arts
Health
Math
Social Studies

Students investigate the varied career opportunities available within the health and biomedical sciences, conduct research on possible career paths, and explore the skills needed for each one.

Common Core Standards

Cash for Your Clunker?
West Virginia DOE
Beginner

Math

The US government is offering a $3500 or $4500 value towards the purchase or lease of a new car if you trade-in your clunker.  Students will investigate this promotion and determine if it is just too good to be true.  They must also determine if it is better to purchase or lease the new vehicle.

Common Core Standards

Catch the Fever
ConnectEd
Experienced

English Language Arts
Health
Math
Science
Social Studies
World Languages

Students investigate the role of microorganisms in causing disease. They also study the impact of a public health infrastructure, along with medical and pharmaceutical advances, on the evolution of microorganisms.

Common Core Standards

Chalk Dust or Guitar Hero?
West Virginia DOE
Beginner

English Language Arts

Students will investigate ways to use their “everyday” technology tools/games to create appropriate lessons for high school classrooms.  As a group they will create a media presentation demonstrating how their choice of 21st Century technology can be used to teach a 10th grade objective.

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

Code Breakers
West Virginia DOE
Beginner

Math

As an agent of the National Security Agency (NSA), students will crack coded messages that are intercepted.  They just received a message from a well known terrorist group and need to crack the code, find the coordinates, and send a coded message to their supervisor.

Common Core Standards

Comparatively Speaking
Envision Schools
Beginner

Arts
English Language Arts
Social Studies
World Languages

Upper Division students prepared for a talkshow exhibition about the experience of slavery and civil war through various viewpoints. Students were required to compare an aspect of slavery/civil war in America and in a Spanish-speaking country.

Common Core Standards

Concession Creation
West Virginia DOE
Beginner

Math

How can we determine what food and drinks to purchase and sell in a dance concession stand to make the most profit?  The students are going to research and present their findings to the 7th grade team of teachers.

Common Core Standards

Connecting Math to Our Lives
iEARN
Beginner

Math

Students compare cost of living in different countries.

Common Core Standards

County Conundrum!
West Virginia DOE
Beginner

English Language Arts

Students will research, interpret, and analyze the impact tourism has on their county in order to create a multi-media product that persuades people to visit their county.

Common Core Standards

Courtyard Re-Design
Beginner

Arts
Math
Science

Students from Schenk Elementary School present their finished designs to a group of school architects, planners, & designers. The video also demonstrates teacher planning.

Common Core Standards

Crime Scene Investigation
ConnectEd
Experienced

English Language Arts
Health
Math
Science
Social Studies

Students take on the role of crime scene investigators to solve a murder that has occurred at the school.

Common Core Standards

Custom Cup Coasters
West Virginia DOE
Beginner

Math

Students will create a custom coaster design for a client and pitch the idea to the Design Department Manager of a local firm.

Common Core Standards

Democracy: Is It for Everybody?
West Virginia DOE
Beginner

English Language Arts
Social Studies

Students will gather, analyze, interpret, and synthesize historical information regarding how past civilizations have contributed to the advancement of democracy in today’s world as well as use that information to make appropriate decisions regarding the advancement of democracy in countries where democracy is not a way of life.

Common Core Standards

Do No Harm
ConnectEd
Experienced

English Language Arts
Health
Math
Science
Social Studies

Students learn about the roles government plays in setting policy and supporting and regulating various aspects of the healthcare industry, and about the impact these activities have on the lives of ordinary citizens.

Common Core Standards

Domino Effect
PBLU
Beginner

Math

In Domino Effect, students find out how much Domino’s is really charging for pizza and explore this even further in three project tasks, Chain Gang, Cover Me and Top It Like It’s Hot.

Common Core Standards

Domino Effect
Mathalicious
Beginner

Math

We’ll use linear equations to find the base price (y-intercept) and cost per additional topping (slope) to figure out how much Domino’s is really charging for pizza.

Common Core Standards

Dream Big
West Virginia DOE
Beginner

Math

Students will explore the possibility of designing a dream bedroom by creating a scale drawing of the room and researching the cost of furnishings, wall and floor coverings and decorations.

Common Core Standards

Dream Vacation
West Virginia DOE
Beginner

Math

As a vacation planner, students are to design a coast-to-coast vacation from Washington, DC to Seattle, Washington for a family of four.

Common Core Standards


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