(My Trip) Around the World in 80 Days
With a (mock) $10,000 budget, design an itinerary for a trip that will take you to one city in all seven continents. Within the time limit of 80 days, which cities will you choose? How will you choose to travel? How long will you stay at each destination? What attractions will you visit? We can’t wait to find out! Present your trip to the class using visual aides to help us experience the adventure. Bon Voyage!
Down the Rabbit Hole
Dreams have always been a source of wonder. Unlock some of the mysteries by learning about the science and psychology behind dreams. Find out how to train yourself to remember your dreams. Then, keep a dream journal, and use it to help reveal the deep secrets of your subconscious mind. Happy sleeping!
Better than Disney
Learn about Walt’s road to Disney fame. Then design your own theme park. What will your theme be? Will you have characters? What attractions will you include? Get your creative juices flowing and let your imagination soar!
Just Blog It.
Do you drink 8 glasses of water a day? Do you fill at least half of your plate with fruits or veggies? Do you limit your screen time? Learn about these and other healthy habits. Then, start one new healthy habit, and create a blog or vlog which helps you to reflect on it. How does it make you feel? Will you continue with implementing it?
We are facing some huge issues in our world today—homelessness, climate change, discrimination, etc. How can we be part of a solution? Come up with an invention, a service, or an idea to help with one such issue. Then pitch it to the “sharks” (your classmates) and find out which idea is worth looking into!
Ad Your Service
Everywhere you look, companies are trying to get your attention, and your money, with their advertisements. Learn about the different types of ads and techniques they use to get you to get spending. Then incorporate some of these techniques into your own ad! As a team of writers, student directors, and videographers, you will deliver an advertisement you think will attract the masses to try your product or service.
Race to the Presidency
Do you know what the constitutional qualifications for presidency are? Believe it or not there are three of them! Learn about these, and how our system of democracy works concerning elections, by throwing your hat in the ring! We will throw mock primaries, caucuses, choose candidates, debate, and finally hold an election to find out who would be president of our class.
You Too Can Do It!
DIY videos on sites such as YouTube have made the Internet an instrumental tool in learning something new. You will learn about what makes a powerful instructional video. Then you will plan for and create an instructional video on something you feel you are an expert at, and that the rest of the world (or at least your classmates) will want to know how to do!
Rocking through Time
If you enjoy watching shows like ‘The Voice’, ‘The Sing Off’ or ‘American Idol’, you’ll find this to be a rockin’ good time! Learn the roots of various genres of music, and then form your own musical timeline of songs from each genre. During the finale, you and your classmates will vote on whose musical timeline captured the hearts of the masses.
It seems everyone loves a good mystery! How is it that authors are able to suck us in with these kind of stories? Discover clues to the elements of mystery-writing that the professionals use to keep their readers turning pages. Then join your classmates in developing your own mystery! One will be chosen to develop into a play, for which the class will perform.
Wire You Not Sculpting?
Learn about the art of wire sculptures and who the masters of this art form are. Then create your own Giacometti inspired sculpture which will incorporate wire and papier mache. You undoubtedly will be impressed by the results!