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Visual Arts, English Language Arts
Grade: 5
Duration: Three weeks
Summary: Using a variety of writing and artistic strategies for expressing oneself, the student experiences how writing and art can be used to express aspects of who they are.
Visual Arts, Social Studies, Science
Concentration: Economics, Environmental Science, Photography
Grade: 9-12
Duration: Three weeks
Summary: Economics, environmental science, and art are integrated in a photo series created to express the student’s own ideas or opinions about consumption, based on knowledge about the impact of consumption on the environment and economics.
Visual Arts, Math
Concentration: Create or Make, Geometry
Grade: 7
Duration: 7-10 days
Summary: Students learn the math skill of determining scale factor through a sculpture unit. Students take a small model for a stabile sculpture and increase its size mathematically for a final enlarged artwork.
Visual Arts, English Language Arts, Math
Concentration: Create or Make
Grade: K
Duration: Undetermined
Summary: Kindergarten students explore shape and form, through math and art. Students use the fairy tale “Rupunzel” and “Tangled” as source material for a three-dimensional tower using shapes of a cylinder, cone, rectangular prism, and pyramid.
Visual Arts, English Language Arts, Music
Concentration: Video, Writing
Grade: 9
Duration: Undetermined
Summary: High school students explore their own personal story through video. They use a writing process to write their story, select visual art and music to elaborate on their story, and create a video using video editing tools to combine all the elements.
Dance, Visual Arts, English Language Arts, Music
Grade: 4
Duration: Four Weeks
Summary: Students explore the culture of Minnesota Dakota Indians through the lens of visual arts, music, dance, and English language arts. As an introduction to traditional and contemporary Dakota/Ojibwe culture students respond to the powwow in many different ways. 
Visual Arts, English Language Arts, Science
Grade: 2
Duration: Three weeks
Summary: Does the life cycle of a plant have parallels to my own life cycle? Can change cause growth, growth cause change? Through claymation and technical drawing students recount their scientific observations of a plant’s life cycle, and compare their own growth to that of plants.  Click here to see a video of this project. Amanda Gislason Lori Huisenga
Social Studies, English Language Arts, Music
Concentration: Writing, Geography
Grade: 2
Duration: One month
Summary: Students learn about time and place. Students work together to develop questions they will ask of a senior citizen in an interview. They each interview a senior resident and use that information to develop a map of their county; locations of where that senior resident lived, where the student lives, and locations where interview stories took place. The interview will include questions about past experiences and the senior citizen’s favorite music. The student will write about one of the stories from the interview and also compare and contrast characteristics of the music talked about with...