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Visual Arts, Math
Concentration: Create or Make, Engineering
Grade: 5
Duration: 10 Days
Summary: Students are introduced to the principle of mathematical nets by describing, classifying, and deconstructing 3-D forms in math and using the concept of nets for designing and creating a form in clay.
Spanish, Visual Arts
Concentration: Create or Make
Grade: 9-12
Duration: One Week
Summary: Students will gain knowledge and understanding of Day of the Dead celebration through art and the Spanish language.
Theatre, Social Studies, English Language Arts
Concentration: Perform or Present, Reading and Writing, US History
Grade: 5
Duration: Three weeks
Summary: The essential question, “Can I be  an agent of change?” was the question explored by fifth grade students as they researched social issues from Minnesota history. Students combined their research and personal meaning of the issue through poetry/image and translated it to a spoken word presentation.
Visual Arts, English Language Arts
Concentration: Writing
Grade: 5
Duration: Extended over a month
Summary: How do authors and artists express themselves and what influences shape their work? Students write their own personal narrative story that is based on a real-life experience. The final story is expressed through a mixed media art work
Visual Arts, Social Studies, English Language Arts
Concentration: Geography, Two-dimensional art, Writing
Grade: 4
Duration: Undetermined
Summary: Social studies, visual art and English language arts learning are integrated to create a mixed media artwork and narrative writing. Art, writing and map-making focus student reflections on their own personal growth and change.
Visual Arts, English Language Arts
Grade: 6
Duration: Four weeks
Summary: Our lives are filled with hidden meaning. What discipline-specific elements do artists (literary and visual) use to convey a message? Through writing and photography students investigate metaphor and symbols to develop complex and layered ideas.
Visual Arts, English Language Arts, Music
Grade: 3
Duration: Three weeks
Summary: Grade three students use the music, art, and English Language Arts to express their own individuality and find ways to demonstrate respect to and acceptance of others.
Visual Arts, English Language Arts, Science
Grade: K
Duration: Two weeks
Summary: Kindergarten students study the ocean, integrating science, art, and English language arts. They discover what makes an ocean a habitat and use this knowledge in many ways.