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Complex Project
Envision Schools
Sarah Berry
0
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Science
Environmental Science
11, 12
High (9-12)

In this task, students assume the role of a representative of a country responsible for drafting a proposal to bring to the global nuclear power summit. Students will research the current context in their country and decide whether their country will support or oppose a proposal to bring nuclear...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC)
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
History / Social Studies
U.S. History
11, 12
High (9-12)

In this task, each student will conduct research to develop narrative text as background for four primary sources to set the historical context: Pericles’ Funeral Oration, the Gettysburg Address, John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, and Bill Clinton’s Turning Ideas into Action. Students will...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC)
0
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Science
Physics
11, 12
High (9-12)

In this task, students imagine that they are joining an expedition to explore one of the Egyptian pyramids. As the physicists in the group, they have been tasked with the job of getting a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) unit up the side of a pyramid.

After choosing a pyramid to explore,...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC)
0
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Science
Anatomy & Physiology
Biology
11, 12
High (9-12)

As potential future healthcare providers (and healthcare recipients), students should be aware that medical mistakes are fairly common, and can be very costly to both care providers and patients. In this task, students will research three examples of related medical mistakes and write a journal...

Complex Project
Summit Public Schools
0
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History / Social Studies
U.S. Government
11, 12
High (9-12)

This task asks students to write an argumentative essay about which level of government -- federal or state -- should have authority and power when making and executing laws related to a controversial issue.

Students will research an issue of their choice, write an argument in support of...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) Performance Design Team
0
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Science
Earth Science
9, 10
High (9-12)

In this task, students will play the role of a risk assessor for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Their job is to figure out if their local region is at risk of a devastating earthquake or volcano and to write a risk assessment document for their locality. In order to understand...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC)
0
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English / Language Arts
11, 12
High (9-12)

Students write an argumentative paper about school violence in the United States, using evidence from resources studied and discussed in class, as well as their own research findings. Students identify a specific problem related to school violence and then propose a solution to help decrease the...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Justin R. Bailey
Rachel McCormick
Chris Crouch
Susan Weston
0
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History / Social Studies
Geography
U.S. History
9, 10
High (9-12)

Students take on the 1,400 words of the Homestead Act of 1862, figure out its main requirements by reading closely, and test their understanding against Charles Ingalls’ successful homestead claim, using history-oriented websites to fill in needed background. (Yes, the primary documents come...

Complex Project
New Hampshire Task Bank
0
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English / Language Arts
11
High (9-12)

The Junior Research Paper is the culmination of a yearlong process designed to enable students to create a thesis-driven research essay. Students choose their specific topic but it must be grounded in a global, or non-U.S., context.

Curriculum Embedded Task
Summit Public Schools
0
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Science
Biology
9, 10
High (9-12)

For this task students will play the role of a journalist researching and presenting a recent discovery in science. Students are asked to research current events in science and critique and challenge the evidence and arguments of the discovery in order to contribute to the body of scientific...

Complex Project
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
Susan E. Schultz
0
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Science
Environmental Science
9, 10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

For this task, students will work in teams to examine a specific type of renewable energy source. Student groups will research one renewable energy resource (such as solar energy, wind energy, biomass, geothermal energy, hydrogen fuel, nuclear power, and hydroelectric power) and determine the...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Gary McCormick
Susan Weston
0
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Science
7, 8, 9, 10
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)

The 1948 Nobel Prize in Medicine went to Paul Müller, who discovered DDT's power as a persistent insecticide that could greatly reduce typhus epidemics and other hazards. The Nobel presentation speech makes the case for DDT's value, and selections from Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" offer...

Body Systems

Certified
Curriculum Embedded Task
Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) Performance Design Team
0
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Science
Biology
9, 10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

In this task, students will:

  • Part 1: Gather background research on the 11 body systems
  • Part 2: Select a virus and research the effect it has on each of the previously researched human systems
  • Part 3: Create a comprehensive Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the
  • ...

Projectile Motion

Certified
Curriculum Embedded Task
Envision Schools
Cliff Cheng
0
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Mathematics
Pre-Calculus
10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

Students will create a math model to predict the path of a projectile. They will be required to complete and submit a formal paper of their problem solving process and solution for their scenario.

Curriculum Embedded Task
Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC)
0
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English / Language Arts
11, 12
High (9-12)

This task introduces students to creating a complex argument about a real-life issue that affects everyone: taxes.

Students focus on a specific part of a large task, research information on a topic about which they may not have already formed an opinion, and make an argument for action (...

Persuasive Speech

Certified
Complex Project
Summit Public Schools
0
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English / Language Arts
9
High (9-12)

First, students will complete a written persuasive speech that utilizes specific rhetorical strategies. Then, students will present that speech orally to an audience of their peers and other community members. 

Complex Project
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
Susan E. Schultz
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Science
Biology
9, 10
High (9-12)

In this task, students will work in teams to develop a new recipe for Milo Bread Company. Currently, Milo produces very good bread, as evidenced by its weekly sales. However, recent sales have dropped and the CEO of Milo wants to improve the recipe. Students are asked to adjust the recipe used...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC)
0
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Science
Biology
9, 10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

In this task, students will explore the ways in which humans seek to restore balance within an ecosystem after a disturbance disrupts the pre-existing balance of a population or populations of species endemic to the habitat.

Students will research a solution that was used/is going to be...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Susan Weston
Gary McCormick
0
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History / Social Studies
U.S. History
7, 8, 9, 10
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)

Students reconstruct the colonial argument for dissolving ties to Great Britain. Main steps of the learning process include:

  • Close reading of the first two paragraphs of the Declaration, with primary attention to the claim about when revolution is justified.
  • Task engagement
  • ...
Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Sherri McPherson
0
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English / Language Arts
10
High (9-12)

Students will conduct research on the existentialist movement in literature. Students will read Franz Kafka’s "The Metamorphosis" and determine if Kafka’s work reflects existential ideas.