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The “1619 Project” Project

In the “1619 Project” Project, students explored the impacts of the USA’s history of race-based slavery on the social, financial, and political systems that underpin modern America. Key Academic Skills & Content: Students read and listened to podcasts of selected essays from the New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning 1619 Project, published in October 2019 on […]

Stories of Direction

students kneeling next to a swimming pool wih a model boat in it

In the Stories of Direction Project, students explored the essential question, “How do journeys transform us?” In order to explore this, students wrote “flash narratives” about community members who had relocated and experienced culture shock. They also read about sea exploration and studied the literary metaphor of the boat. They then built and enhanced scale […]

Ditch The Plastics

In the Ditch the Plastic Project, students study the environmental consequences of single-use plastics and design empathy-led solutions to reduce their fellow students’ dependence on plastic. In the first year that I did this project, students “upcycled” waste materials into items that ranged from teddy bears to skateboards. This year, the plan was for students […]

“The Future Through Our Eyes”: A Literary Journal Project

In The Future Through Our Eyes Cheltenham High School’s 9th grade Project Based Learning students wrote, edited, designed, and published a literary journal. Academic Skills and Content: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. Engage and orient the reader by setting out a […]