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Center for Collaborative Education (CCE)
Jon Olkovikas
0
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English / Language Arts
9, 10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

In this task students will answer the following essential question: How can you make Romeo and Juliet’s theme and characters relevant to a modern audience? After reading Romeo and Juliet and studying various performances, the students will select a key scene to transpose for a...

Sleep Deprived

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

This task is an opportunity for students to apply their statistical reasoning to a relevant social and health issue: the importance of sleep. This task focuses on the use of the normal distribution as a mathematical model and on formulating a question, gathering data, and answering a key...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Center for Collaborative Education (CCE)
Amy Troiano
Rhonda Fortin
Alex MacPhail
Cari Sbardella
0
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Science
Biology
10
High (9-12)

Based on their individual research conducted to answer the essential question: “Should stem cell research continue,” students will take a position regarding stem cell research. Students will have a choice in the product they create to educate the public on stem cell research, to communicate...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Center for Collaborative Education (CCE)
Stephen Goyette
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
English / Language Arts
11
High (9-12)

Students will imagine themselves as journalists writing about Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, making connections to wars in the past and Hemingway’s literature.

Using direct quotations from Hemingway’s “Soldier’s Home” and “...

Story Podcast

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Curriculum Embedded Task
Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) Performance Design Team
0
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English / Language Arts
9, 10
High (9-12)

For this task, each student plays the role of an intern at a public radio station who has been asked to write a story for one of their podcast shows. This could be someone else’s story (students would interview them and then write the story) or a personal story. The story could be humorous or...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Inquiry By Design, Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
Dennie Wolf
John McMillan
0
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English / Language Arts
11
High (9-12)

In this task students read and discuss core texts about personal values from literature, examine how this tradition continues in contemporary essays and in radio broadcasts and filmed interviews, and analyze the techniques an author or speaker uses to develop and support his or her personal...