Ages 11 to 14

The projects are designed to be low on resources and technology free. These are developed keeping the learning outcomes of the specified age group in mind. We have attempted to make the projects engaging and related to multiple subjects and learning. Each of the projects is across approximately a week for about an hour a day, these can help in contexts without online-schooling options or supplement it.

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Retelling History (Level 3)

Learners will begin to explore historical events to understand the concept of timelines, cause and effect and characters. Learners will eventually re-write the end to their own historical incident and depict that that in a sequence as a puzzle

Leading Question

Can you retell history?

Total Time Required:
~5 hours over 5 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Medium)
Subjects:
Mathematics, Social Sciences, Literacy
Resources Required
Medium
handwriting
WRITE AN ISSUE LETTER (LEVEL 3)

The learner will write a persuasive letter about an issue s/he is concerned with using the format of a formal letter.

Leading Question:

What is an issue that means a lot to you and that you would like to see changed? What should that change look like?

Total Time Required:
45-60 min/day over 4 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Low)
Subjects:
Social Sciences, Literacy
Resources Required
Low
worldm
MAKE MY OWN COUNTRY (Level 3)

Learners will design their own country focusing on the geographical features and cultural features. They will then design and conduct a citizenship text for their first citizen!

Leading Question:

How are countries and their culture formed?

Total Time Required:
5 hours over 5 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Medium)
Subjects:
Social Sciences, Literacy
Resources Required
High
population
Population Census (Level 3)

Learners will design their own census survey and gather and analyze data

Leading Question:

Can we conduct a census survey to find out information about our family and community?

Total Time Required:
~4.6 hours over 4 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Medium)
Subjects:
Mathematics
Resources Required
Low
home
MY HOME IN MY UNIVERSE (Level 3)

Learners will begin locating their place geographically in the larger world gradually zooming out from their home to the entire solar system to design a flip book and then write letters to people who are unfamiliar with each of these areas.

LEADING QUESTION:

Can you draw your home in our universe?

Total Time Required:
~5 hours over 5 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Medium)
Subjects:
Social Sciences, Literacy, Art and Design
Resources Required
Low
solarsystem
EXPLORING OUR SOLAR SYSTEM (Level 3)

Learners will explore our galaxy, learn about our solar system and its different planets, and plan a vacation to one of the planets!

LEADING QUESTION:

Can you plan a family vacation to one of the planets in our solar system?

Total Time Required:
3.75 hours over 3 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Low)
Subjects:
Mathematics, Science
Resources Required
High
superhero
Superhero Academy (Level 3)

Learner will gain a greater understanding of their emotions to create better social relationships

LEADING QUESTION:

How can I become the best version of myself and change the world?

Total Time Required:
60 mins/day over 3 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Low)
Subjects:
Social Emotional Learning
Resources Required
Low
store
SET UP YOUR OWN STORE (LEVEL 3)

The learner will be able to apply concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and greater than/less than within the context of purchasing. The learner will be able to apply concepts of addition and subtraction in the context of profits and loss.

LEADING QUESTION:

What are the expenses (costs) of running a store?

Total Time Required:
~50-60 min a day over 4 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Medium)
Subjects:
Mathematics, Art and Design
Resources Required
Low