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FlipVideo Poetry: Teaching Narrative Poems Through Community Service Learning 7 to 8
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In order to promote literacy as part of our district improvement plan, 7th grade students will work in pairs to draft, write and illustrate a narrative poem to be presented on National Read Across America Day to primary school students as part of a 'Seussical". Performances will be videotaped so that teachers can show the presentations over and over to varied classes for instructional purposes.
Student Voice/Service Learning 1 to 4
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Giving students ownership, a voice, & group decision making in service learning.
Climate Change in Context 8 to 12
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Students predict and review the effects of climate change by reviewing text and writing hypotheses. Groups then present the information to the class in a jigsaw/spider web format.
Integrated Curriculum, student- led Environmental Project P-K to 12
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A student-led environmental project based on cooperative learning with a cross-curricular base in order to address many subject areas and work towards the goal of creating positive change. This is an amazing project that empowers the children, helps them to discover and utilize their gifts to create change in the world.
L'Amitie pour Haiti (Friendship for Haiti) 9 to 12
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My French IV class is undertaking a service learning project in which they correspond via video with a small art school in Haiti.
Many Hands Make Miraculous Mechanisms 4 to 6
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e-NABLE is a global online community of 3000 individuals (and growing daily!) who are using 3D printing technology to create free 3D printed hands and arms for those in need. Volunteers from all religious and political backgrounds, races, ages, occupations, cultures and educational levels from around the world are coming together to work for the greater good and make a difference in the lives of many by using their talents, creativity and ideas to produce assistive devices for underserved populations and individuals who were born missing portions of their upper limbs or have lost fingers and arms due to war, disease or natural disaster. Our class wants to build these devices to Make a Difference!
Podcasting Parabolas 7 to 12
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After an introductory lesson on parabolas, students will research parabolas, the general equation of a parabola from three points and photograph pictures of parabolas found in everyday life. Students will then organize the data to create and publish a podcast to be share with their peers in the classroom, as well as, around the world. (This is a 3-day lesson for the block schedule)
Reading to Haiti 3 to 6
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Students in the U.S. will practice fluency by reading Haitian picture books in English, creating short videos after book selection and practice, and saving them on flash drives. Students in Haiti will use their One Laptop Per Child laptops, and their own copies of the books to read along with the children in the videos.
Waste Water Research 9 to 12
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Students will engage in a year long study of the impacts of waste water and its impacts on the local community and the Hudson River. Students will evaluate the impacts that various green technology can have on improving the quality of runoff waste water.
Who cares? 8 to 12
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Everybody says, "don't talk about religion or politics" but this is what we do in Civics. Apathy is our number one problem in this country, the antiserum is activity.
Wishing for Wells 2 to 2
Students of all ability levels will learn about the water crisis in Africa. They will use iPads to conduct research, make PSAs to broadcast on the morning announcements, and complete other technology-infused projects to raise awareness (such as an interactive QR code exhibit about a region in Africa). The unit will culminate in a fundraiser to try to fund the construction of a well in Africa.
Connecting Across the Atlantic 6 to 8
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If the cameras are won 5 will be donated to our sister school in Ghana. Students in each school will then create daily life and educational videos to share across the ocean to encourage global awareness and citizenship.
Differentiating Through Audiobooks 8 to 8
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Advanced readers stage and record audio versions of novels for less-able readers, who will listen to audio recordings using MP3 players and listening stations.
Recycling PSA 9 to 12
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Students apply the 3 types of persuasive appeals to make a public service announcement about recycling.
Solutions to Real World Economic Problems in the Classroom 6 to 12
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Students will investigate real world American economic issues that are effecting the average family. In this project, students will conduct research to identify the causes of the struggling United States economy. They will examine the effect it has on the average American citizen. They will create strategies to help the struggling American family. The final product of this project will be a documentary about the direct effect of the struggling economy on the DuPage county community.
The Flip Side 6 to 8
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Students will use their Flip cameras to chronicle their experience at a local food pantry and share their experience with the rest of the school and local community organizations.
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