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Studio Art Concentration

posted Sep 3, 2013, 7:16 AM by Kimberly Skerritt   [ updated Sep 3, 2013, 7:17 AM ]

Studio Art Concentration
Your mission: Become an independent thinker. Explore personal identity and creativity by investigating a single concept in 3 different pieces of artwork.

Objectives:
  • Explore what how their personal identity affects their thinking in everyday life and how it affects their thinking in the art creation process using the 10-2 strategy.

  • Generate feedback from the public about their art using an online forum.

  • Analyze feedback elicited from the public and how it affects their creation process.

  • Create a mini concentration series based on their personal identity in relationship to a random object.

Lesson procedure: Google Drive Mission Plan

French Film Service Project

posted Sep 3, 2013, 7:15 AM by Kimberly Skerritt   [ updated Sep 3, 2013, 7:15 AM ]

French Film Service Project
Your mission: Use the power of media to increase awareness for an existing humanitarian organization which operates in a French-speaking country.

Objectives:
  • Design a campaign using video and print  and critique the  finished  products using the vocabulary of film.

  • Students can collaborate with French-speakers in the community.

Lesson procedure: Google Drive Mission Plan

Connecting with Literature

posted Sep 3, 2013, 7:12 AM by Kimberly Skerritt   [ updated Sep 3, 2013, 7:13 AM ]

Connecting with Literature

Your mission: Bring a character to life to change a life!


Convey how the character’s life, conflicts  and struggles  have impacted them.  Use your character’s experience to create a campaign to help other people  in the real world overcome the same or similar struggle.

Objectives:
  • identify themes and characteristics from one of the characters found in the poems, shorts stories, essays and/or plays read this year

  • plan and organize ideas with the use of graphic organizers and concept maps

  • present contextual analysis, relating the readings to literary, historical, socio-cultural and geopolitical context

Lesson procedure: Google Drive Mission Plan

A Caring Tale

posted Jun 26, 2013, 7:37 AM by Kimberly Skerritt   [ updated Jun 27, 2013, 11:17 AM ]

A Caring Tale
Your mission: Create a digital story about caring for the garden and charge the community with doing their part to care for the garden.

Objectives:
  • write, illustrate, and digitally record all of the elements of a story

  • identify the steps necessary to care for the garden

  • encourage the community to care for the gardens at our school

Lesson procedure: Google Drive Mission Plan

Philanthropists of the Planet

posted Jun 26, 2013, 7:21 AM by Kimberly Skerritt   [ updated Jun 26, 2013, 8:33 AM ]

Philanthropists of the Planet
Your mission: Become philanthropists of the Earth by saving the butterflies.

Objectives:
  • Identify the meaning of philanthropy

  • Discuss different ways to help our world

  • Demonstrate the importance of reduce, reuse and recycle

  • Make a recycling container

  • Identify other ways to help the world and people in it

  • Plant Milkweed Campaign to plant more milkweed

Lesson procedure: Google Drive Mission Plan

School Philanthropists

posted Jun 26, 2013, 6:59 AM by Kimberly Skerritt

School Philanthropists
Your mission: To become philanthropists.

Objectives:
  • Understand what the term “philanthropist” means and learn about why Peabody was given its name.

  • Share their findings about the meaning of philanthropy with other students and classes

  • Brainstorm ways to help our surrounding community.

  • Write about ways that they would like to help others.

  • Create our own solutions to community problems and go out into the surrounding community to enact change.

Lesson procedure: Google Drive Mission Plan

What’s in a Name?

posted Jun 25, 2013, 12:58 PM by Kimberly Skerritt   [ updated Jun 25, 2013, 12:58 PM ]

What’s in a Name?
Your mission: Investigate and share with the community why our school is called Peabody.

Objectives
  • Students will be able to refer to the founding name of Peabody-1880

  • Students will become aware how a name is chosen

  • Students will make observations of Portraits

  • Students will be involved in philanthropic activities

Lesson procedure: Google Drive Mission Plan

Shays’ Rebellion | Your Rebellion

posted Jun 24, 2013, 11:38 AM by Kimberly Skerritt   [ updated Jun 24, 2013, 11:38 AM ]

Shays’ Rebellion | Your Rebellion
Your mission: Spur change in your community by developing an awareness presentation around a local issue!

Objectives:
  • Develop a plan to bring awareness to a cause within the community and create a proposal for change at the governmental level. 
  • Develop public speaking skills and engage with new technologies and social media to create, develop, and present their tour to members of the DC community.
  • Interact with local bloggers and interest groups to promote their finished products.
Lesson procedure: Google Drive Mission Plan

Redesigning the School

posted Jun 24, 2013, 11:23 AM by Kimberly Skerritt   [ updated Sep 3, 2013, 10:13 AM ]

Redesigning the School
Your mission: Assess the needs of the school and develop an architectural plan and budget that will be presented in a job fair format.

Objectives:
  • Collect data on the needs of the school, including the needs of students.

  • Create a plan to address the needs of the school.

  • Use their mathematical knowledge to draw up floor plans and create a materials budget for their suggested plan

  • Create a maximum 2 page proposal that outlines the challenges that needs present and their solutions to those challenges (writing to persuade, 2 pages does not include addenda like scale drawings and budget sheets)

  • Present their proposal in a job fair format using a graphic presentation method.

Lesson procedure: Google Drive Mission Plan

Viruses

posted Jun 24, 2013, 11:02 AM by Kimberly Skerritt

Viruses

We hear about the various outbreaks of viruses in other countries and throughout other parts of our nation.  Some are starting to come closer to DC and can have a major impact on our community.  


Our mission is to study diseases from the past, present and how to prevent it for our future.  Student will create their own way to  to educate the community.  They might choose a variety of media resources or rely on their own creative skills.


Your mission: Raise community awareness about  the spread and prevention of common virus-based diseases. Think about how you want to raise that awareness- Is it by creating a blog? A poster? A podcast? A comic book? Attracting an audience for the health information you’ve researched is key to preventing further spread of the disease.


Objectives:
  • Create a portfolio on various infectious diseases and provide ways in which to inform the community.  

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of how viruses infect cells.

Lesson procedure: Google Drive Mission Plan

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