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HCS Learn Teach Inspire 
Summer Learning Conference
JULY 25-26
BERRY MIDDLE SCHOOL
8:30AM-3:30PM

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Tuesday, July 25 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Creating a Cross Curricular Community

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Creating a cross curricular community is an integral part of the middle school concept. Students not only learn about a concept in one class, but in each academic discipline. This heightens student learning by seeing a concept from more than one point of view. More so it heightens student engagement because they are learning about a concept through all facets of their school day.

In this session, a middle school team of teachers will demonstrate a true cross curricular unit taught to 7th grade students. Students read a book entitled "Lincoln's Last Days". In each individual classroom, students are taught about Abraham Lincoln relating to actual course standards in each curriculum area and products are placed in an online portfolio. As a culmination activity, students are grouped based on student choice of product and will recreate important scenes from the book during a day-long cross curricular celebration.

Sampling of activities:
- ADI activity answering the guiding question "Why did Abraham Lincoln prematurely age during his presidency?" Students will research different genetic disorders and the effects of stress on aging.
- Exploration into the possible causes of the Civil War
- Research paper about the possible causes of the Civil War in argument form to persuade the reader to agree with student author as to what truly triggered the beginning of the Civil War

7th Grade Language Arts Standards:
RI 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
L 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
SL 1, 2, 3
W 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

7th Grade Social Studies Standards:
WHST6-8.1A, B, C, D, E,
WHST6-8.2A, B, C, D, E, F
RH6-8.1, 2, 7

7th Grade Science Standards:
MS-LS3-1
MS-LS3-2

158cis17-597

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Tuesday July 25, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ROOM 104

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