Research Portal

What are cross Curricular projects?

Cross curricular projects involve students using what they learn in more than one classroom to create something new. Such a project could be as simple as using what you know about music history to write a biography of a musician for your writing class, or it could be as complex as building a kinetic, physics based sculpture or creating a new class wiki about tricky math problems.

Use this website to help you to find resources for completing these projects.

Each year, in the Winter, TMA students research, plan, rehearse, and perform in a program about famous African-American people and their contributions to American history and culture. In the past, we have learned about the history of music and dance as they been shaped by black artists, about famous entertainers, about leaders in the civil rights movement, and about the African-American artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and leaders who are shaping history today. Click here to access content for researching on this topic.

National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins Sept. 15, celebrates U.S. Latinos, their culture and their history. Started in 1968 by Congress as Hispanic Heritage Week, it was expanded to a month in 1988. The celebration begins in the middle rather than the start of September because it coincides with national independence days in several Latin American countries: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica celebrate theirs on Sept. 15, followed by Mexico on Sept. 16, Chile on Sept. 18 and Belize on Sept 21.

TMA students research, plan, rehearse, and present a program each fall to teach one another about the diversity of Hispanic families, music, clothing, food, art and cultures. Click here to access content for researching on this topic.

Beginning in 2017, TMA students will learn to give a 3-7 minute talk on a topic that they feel passionately about. We call this project TEDx Tyner.

TED talks are an internet craze and can take the form of an informational speech, a musical or dance performance, a mini-lesson, or spoken word poetry. Click here to access content for preparing for this event.

Each week we celebrate the life and accomplishments of someone we can all look up to. We've celebrated civil rights champions, local celebrities and entrepreneurs, technology innovators, past principals, and award-winning artists. Want to read more about your favorite heroes or nominate someone to be our next "Hero of the Week"? Click HERE.