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 […]

“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 […]

The American Teenager Project

In the American Teenage project, students interviewed a peer using a question set modeled after the book, It’s Complicated: The American Teenager by Robin Bowman. We hoped to build empathy in the classroom, developing students character and soft skills as they grew academically. Through this project, we aimed to build a strong sense of community in […]

Project Save The Earth: Earth Impact Podcasts (English)

students working at computers

Project Save The Earth is a collaboration between art, math, English, physics, and Spanish, focused around the challenge of saving the planet from environmental catastrophe. The project culminated in a shared exhibition, but each class created its own final products (you can see the project sheet here). This page focuses on English, where students produced […]

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