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Providence Schools
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English / Language Arts
12
The big goals of this project are for students to write a 10-page research paper and give a 10-minute oral presentation as part of the school’s graduation requirement.

The Lottery

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Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
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English / Language Arts
6

In this module middle school students analyze the classic short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson.

After multiple readings of the text, students apply their understanding of literary elements to analyze Jackson’s story in a Paideia seminar.

Then students write an analysis of...

Savage Harvest

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Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
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English / Language Arts
6

In this module, students will focus their reading and research on contemporary international child labor practices that benefit the American consumer. They will prepare an article for publication in a children’s magazine that defines child labor and focuses on the facts about this continuing...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
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English / Language Arts
7, 8

In this module middle school students analyze Daniel Keyes' short story, "Flowers for Algernon".

This module acts as a springboard into literary analysis by having students study how an author reveals a character's persona over the course of the text. Further, it provides an opportunity...

Data Collection

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Complex Project
Summit Public Schools
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Mathematics
Statistics
11, 12

This project will introduce students to their first time writing a statistical analysis paper and collecting their own data.

First, students will practice sampling using a random number generator to understand sampling methods and how to choose the best methods.

Second, students...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
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English / Language Arts
8

In this module middle school students analyze a famous work by Mark Twain to determine if it is a satire or humorous work.

This module works well with a unit on genres or American literature. It offers an opportunity teach thinking about content, putting that thinking into writing, and...