Mapping My Community
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Ninth graders use GPS receivers to investigate urban land use in their community and explore role of urban planner in development of town or city; students create digital map of their community from the data they collected during their fieldwork.
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Mapping My Spot in History
Students create their own town's history. They place themselves on the map in a literal as well as figurative sense. Students produce portions of an updated version of an early twentieth century panoramic map. Students gather information...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Breaking Down Invisible Walls
Social boundaries and cultural understandings are a major element of our adolescent development. Help your learners become aware of the "invisible walls" they create and that exist not only in their own school, but also in the world...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Fair Haven Community and the Grand Avenue Bridge
Young scholars use the internet to research the history of Fair Haven, Connecticut. In groups, they are introduced to the socio-economic developments and how the area has grown over time. They work together to create their own bridge...
9th - 12th Math
Give Me Back My School: A Back to Basics Approach to Ecological Restoration
Ninth graders determine the best types of vegetation to create a successful ecological school ground. They consider water, food, shelter, and space in determining their ideal landscape for the school.
9th Social Studies & History
What Is That Bubblin' In My Back Yard?
Students are introduced to the GIS system. They create a map plotting local sites the Environmental Protection Agency has on its EPA Regulated Sites list. They identify a list of schools that are near potentially hazard sites.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History