Inquiry

Inquiry Projects in Grade 7

Isn’t It The Truth

Subject: ELA
Class Periods: 4
Final Student Media: Persuasive Multimedia Text


Technology and Core Area Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the structure of and evaluate the reasoning in persuasive texts and media
  • Identify examples of faulty reasoning in persuasive texts and media
  • Select technology to create a digital project (based on licensing, application, and support)
  • Use mapping or word processing software to visually represent relationships of ideas

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Healthy Watersheds, Healthy Communities

Subject: Science
Class Periods: 4
Final Student Media: Informational Resource


Technology and Core Area Learning Objectives:

  • Describe positive and negative ways that technology impacts the local watershed
  • Use technical writing strategies to inform and persuade
  • Identify relevant information with Internet searches
  • Make choices about appropriate technology for a task

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Where 2-D and 3-D Intersect

Subject: Math
Class Periods: 4
Final Student Media: Digital Photos and Drawings


Technology and Core Area Learning Objectives:

  • Draw a 2-dimensional figure of a 3-dimensional object
  • Draw a 3-dimensional figure from different views
  • Create online presentation that combines graphics and text
  • Take photos with a digital camera and transfer photos to a computer or mobile device

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Writing Paths

Subject: ELA
Class Periods: 5
Final Student Media: Infographic or Flowchart

 

Technology and Core Area Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze and synthesize information about writing processes from different sources
  • Understand models of the writing process for a variety of purposes, styles, and formats
  • Conduct Internet research and evaluate the credibility of web sites
  • Use word processing or publication software to create a flowchart or infographic

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Philanthropy 101

Subject: Math
Class Periods: 4
Final Student Media: Website

 

Technology and Core Area Learning Objectives:

  • Use measures of central tendency to make comparisons and draw conclusions
  • Use data to make decisions about charitable giving
  • Use spreadsheets to collect, organize, and analyze data about charitable giving preferences
  • Create a website or wiki

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Tech Times

Subject: Social Studies
Class Periods: 3
Final Student Media: Online Discussion

 

Technology and Core Area Learning Objectives:

  • Describe negative uses of technology and explain consequences and prevention
  • Communicate effectively and thoughtfully in an online discussion forum
  • Identify important people, events, and innovations in the technological history of their state
  • Conduct Internet search and evaluate the credibility of web sites

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