Explore the 6th-8th Grade Modules

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Freedom of Speech
student standing with historical portraits behind
Summary

This module explores the rights and responsibilities associated with the freedom of speech and the variety of forms speech can take. This module includes past and current events highlighting freedom of speech and its impact in our communities/world.

Content Areas: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, Health, Math 

 

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Freedom from Fear
silhouette of girl jumping in the air with a sunset in the background
Summary

This module explores the concept of fear, what it is, how our brain reacts to fear and ways we can acknowledge and address our fears. This is done through the lens of COVID-19 and its impact on fear and our communities.

Content Areas: Coming soon!

 

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Freedom of Worship
student sitting and reading a book
Summary

This module explores the concepts of worship, beliefs, and values and how these shape and impact our lives. Students explore the various ways beliefs and values are portrayed through literature, art, etc., as well as how to share your beliefs with others in an appropriate way.

Content Areas: English Language Arts, Visual Performing Arts, Science, Social Studies, World Language 

 

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Freedom from Wants/Needs
students in class
Summary

This module explores the differences between wants and needs and how to prioritize the two.

Content Areas: English Language Arts, Life and Career Ready, Science, Social Studies, Math, Health, Visual and Performing Arts 

 

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Global Citizenship
student creating a poster
Summary

This module consists of 4 mini-lesson modules. Students will use an inquiry process to build an understanding of personal identity, citizenship, and global citizenship as a means to impact the world they live in. 

Content Areas: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Life & Career Ready, Visual and Performing Arts

 

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Climate Change
students drawing pictures of earth
Summary

This module has 5 mini-modules that lead the student through the following questions: What is climate change? How am I connected to climate change? How does climate change affect Maine and the world? How can I share my message about climate change?

Content Areas: Coming soon!

 

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Youth Culture
group of students disucssing a project
Summary

In this module, students will explore aspects of youth culture, including sports and entertainment, health and wellness, and advocacy.

Content Areas: Visual and Performing Arts, Health, Math, English Language Arts,  Social Studies

 

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Culture
lighthouse off the coast of Maine
Summary

How do different cultures make Maine, Maine? Compare/contrast the unity and diversity of cultures in Maine today, including New Mainers and Indigenous Mainers.

Content Areas: English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

 

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Learning How to Self-Advocate
student raising hand in class
Summary

How does my self-advocacy impact others and the environment around me? Students will have a chance to reflect on their own needs, identify those needs, consider how their needs might impact others, and how to advocate for self.

Content Areas: Health, Social Studies, English Language Arts

 

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Rural Vs. Urban
trail through the woods
Summary

Learn about rural and urban areas in Maine. What economic and environmental factors affect where you live. You will learn about Maine's ecological populations, think about your own and others success and investigate many aspects of poverty.

Content Areas: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Career Ready

 

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Systems
microphone
Summary

How does where I live impact how I communicate? Students will be able to clearly and effectively communicate and use their voices to speak for the silent and solve problems in a creative way.

Content Areas: English Language Arts, Science, World Language, Career Ready, Math 

 

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Continuity and Change
big museum hall
Summary

Students will choose and create a museum exhibit, a documentary, or a digital book about how Maine Idigenous People and the non-native settlers and traders adapted to contact with each other and to their local environments in Maine and the region during the historical eras from 1600-1865.

Content Areas: Math, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education

 

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