ELA and Writing
Research projects to grow reading, note taking, and writing skills
Safe online interaction with classmates for project feedback and revisions
Grades 3 to 8
Students access projects appropriate for 3rd to 8th grade learners
Students select projects that interest them from a variety of topics and disciplines
Write a letter or create a presentation to send to your school principal expressing your thoughts about coding. Use evidence from this project to describe why it is or is not a good idea for your school to teach kids how to code. Make sure your project: answers the question, explains what coding is, uses at least 3 pieces of evidence from the resources, and is organized.
No one imagined that a hip-hop musical about America’s first treasury secretary would become on the most successful Broadway shows of all time. In this Frontier, you get to learn about “Hamilton: An American Musical” and then make your own creative project about an event in history.
Have you ever wondered how driverless cars work? Should we use them? Are they safe? In this Frontier you’ll learn about how driverless cars work and different people’s opinions about them. Then you’ll decide what you think and convince the National Transportation Safety Board whether driverless cars should be allowed on the road or not.
In this project you will learn how important failure is to become amazing at something. Then you will create a digital poster, infographic, or letter to inspire yourself when you fail.
Activities are varied depending on student level and ability
Approved YouTube videos, podcasts, apps and articles
Google Apps for Education are a built in tool for project creation
Safe online interaction with peers encourages digital citizenship
Align with Standards
Purposeful activites tie back to your school’s curriculum and testing
Recaps on student progress are sent to teachers weekly
District in Pennsylvania
“Frontier has all of the elements my kiddos like--choice, challenge, interesting topics--and the elements I like--accountability, feedback, meaningful content. I loved the opening project as many of my students are afraid of failure or seeming to be ‘not smart.’ I got some really great insight from their presentations, and I'd like to think their attitudes changed a little.”
Elementary School in Ohio
24 Students in 4th Grade
Station rotations twice a week
“What is Art?”
Second Grade Teacher, Franklin McKinley School District