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Ecocolumn

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Summit Public Schools
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Science
Environmental Science
9, 10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

For this project, students will first build and study a functioning, semi-closed ecosystem. They will model this ecosystem using diagrams. They will collect, organize, and interpret data about how the ecosystem changes over time. Lastly, they will develop a testable question, hypothesis, and...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) Performance Design Team
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History / Social Studies
U.S. History
9, 10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

In this task, students assume the role of a photojournalist that has been hired by a cultural and ethnic museum to create an online exhibition of photographs with corresponding descriptions focused on ideas of unity and pluralism. By looking at several social groups’ experiences and interactions...

Complex Project
Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) Performance Design Team
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History / Social Studies
U.S. History
9, 10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

In this task students assume the role of a futurist, a person who studies the future in order to help people understand, anticipate, prepare for and gain advantage from coming changes. Students act as part of a team of futurists working for a company called Foresight Enterprises that has been...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) Performance Design Team
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Science
Physics
9, 10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

Amusement park rides all involve physics of motion, especially concepts of potential energy and kinetic energy. Engineers need to analyze and understand how physics will affect a rider throughout the course of a ride. This task will allow students to explore physics concepts while designing a...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Center for Collaborative Education (CCE), New Hampshire Task Bank
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English / Language Arts
9, 10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

Students write a research paper about a topic that has been touched on in class that they would like to know more about. This is a common task and rubric for research papers. As shown, this is the final research paper of the year, however the task and rubric may be applied to other research...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Center for Collaborative Education (CCE), New Hampshire Task Bank
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English / Language Arts
9, 10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

Building from a prior written assignment, students will develop an oral presentation making the arguments conveyed in the written work.

This common oral communication task can be used at any point throughout the year after at least one written work assignment has been completed. Students...