Projects


11th Grade Projects


Throughout the year we are reading books alongside of our school work. Upon completion of these books, we write up a book report. These book reports include summaries of the plot, information about the author, our thoughts on the book and why we chose to read it. Click the image or the title to find out more.



10th Grade Projects
In this project students chose any project with the purpose of learning a new skill. They had the option of working in a group or alone and roughly had 20% of class time to work on it. The idea was that they would spend a small amount of time along side their main projects and learn and create something at the end. I was partnered with a friend ,Elizabeth Gomes, and we created a website using HTML and Flash. Our goal was to learn exactly what goes into creating a professional webpage. Click the image or the title to find out more.



In this project students were assigned topics and partners based on their preference. The topic was a certain chemical compound or element that had social effects on society.  The students then wrote two essays about the chemistry behind it, and about the social aspects of it. They then interviewed two or more people  with knowledge or a job in the area of research and wrote a narrative based on that information. The narrative was then presented in the form of a podcast along side an infographic that visually explained the information. Click the image or title to find out more.


In this project students read a condensed version of The Communist Manifesto and discussed it with peers. They groups of two picked and researched current social issues or social orders and created infographics to represent  their topic. I chose to research the opium wars in China and I was partnered with Kylie Cherin. Click the image or title to find out more.



In this project students read the book City of Glass, by Paul Auster and then reflected on it online and in class. Students produced a thesis that answered a question from the book and wrote a persuasive essay proving the answer to the question. On exhibition night, students presented and defended their thesis's to an audience of former students, adults, and peers. Click the image or title to find out more. 

In this project our class split into groups of two and researched different social movements around the globe. Each group was expected to create an 8.5 x 11 image that conveyed the situation of the social movement, could be interpreted in multiple ways, and has been manipulated using Photoshop. Click the image or the title to find out more.



Every week in Humanities class, we have two book club role sheets due. Our book clubs rotate through four different jobs: Illuminator, Discussion Director, Summarizer and Historian. Each job adds to the discussion and makes the discussion more interesting. At the end of each week, we continue our discussions online using Google Docs. Click the image or the title to find out more. 




In this project, our class interviewed family members searching for a story. Once we decided on what to write about, we created descriptive writing pieces based on the information we got. We searched for family photos that related to the stories, and eventually published the photos and the stories in a book. Click the image or the title to find out more.






This project was completed alongside the Fragile States Project. Students looked at current or historical social issues in Latin America and created a play based on current or historical events. The plays were then presented to the class, and a select few of them were presented on exhibition night. Click the image or title to find out more.





In this project, our class studied different different conflicts that face modern nations. We participated in seminars, debates and simulations to better understand the different sides of a conflict. Then we wrote persuasive essays arguing one of those sides. During exhibition night we used our information that we had been building up over the weeks to participate in a debate with our parents. Click the image or the title to find out more.

In this project our class brainstormed different types of characters and created a descriptive story about them. We came up with a back story for that character we chose and went through several drafts of it. When we got it to a point when we were happy with it, we began to write the story. Click the image or the title to find out more.





In this project, students created mosaics of themselves using paper from magazines. The art piece had to include at least one aspect of surrealism. Students also wrote poems in Spanish about themselves and presented them to the class.  Students learned the names of colors in Spanish and became familiar with the artist Frida Kahlo. Click the image or title to find out more




9th Grade Projects:


In this project, our class fractured all different kinds of Fairy Tales and designed all the artwork for them. We learned new valuable tools in Photoshop and we explored many different elements of deign. We created characters and learned about plot development to build our very own Fairy Tales... With a twist.  Click the image or the title to find out more.






A look at San Diego Neighborhoods

In this project, our class researched one of 4 major neighborhoods, La Jolla, Downtown, Old Town, or Barrio Logan. We then created a museum quality display that included, a realistic model, an engineering analysis, and an analysis of some of the primary documents and pictures we found during our research. Click the image or the title to find out more.



















































































In this project, our class explored our relationship to nature and discovered the many forms of life and how they function together. We painted plants and animals onto boards to explain their physics and how they survived. We went camping and wrote about two of our experiences into snippets. We mounted creative wall installations to a wall and planted a variety of plants in them or on them. We explored ourselves as humans and wondered about our place in the universe.  Click the image or the title to find out more.