Explore the 9th-12th Grade Modules

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Carbon Footprint and Impact
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This module guides students through exploring what a carbon footprint is, what effect such a footprint has on the environment (locally and globally), and strategies they can use to lessen their carbon footprint's impact on their environment.

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

 

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Personal Finance 101
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This module helps students understand concepts in personal finance related to saving, credit, and investing.

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Social Justice Movements
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This module examines the role that exemplar social justice movements have played in society.  Specific movements examined include Suffragists (women's right to vote), Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and LGBTQIA+.

Content Areas: Coming Soon!

 

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Maine's Inland and Coastal Fisheries
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This module leads students through an exploration of Maine's rich inland and coastal fishing traditions.  Perspectives include historical, cultural, and contemporary lenses.

Content Areas: World Language, Social Studies, Career Ready, Science, Health

 

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Understanding Change
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Creating change is a complex and challenging prospect.  It doesn’t usually happen overnight.  It takes time and a thoughtful approach to bring about change.  This module looks at the complexity to create the change and asks the question “How does understanding cultures provide an ideal vehicle for equity and belonging which will help create that change?"

Content Areas: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, Health, Physical Education, World Language

 

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Balancing Connection Between Humans and Nature
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The multi-genre project combines multiple, different genres or kinds of activities with a unifying theme or topic. Each activity or lesson will display its own perspective which seeks to answer the inquiry question, What does a healthy relationship between humans and the rest of the natural world look like? Although each activity/genre deals with a separate perspective or aspect of the inquiry question, it is united in its topic, theme, and  reflective and creative approaches.

Content Areas: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, Health, Physical Education, World Language

 

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How Does My Geography Impact Me as a Global Citizen?
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Townie, Backwoods, Country Bumpkin, County Girl, Downeaster, City Slicker, From Away; what do all the nicknames mean? Have you ever wondered if where you are makes you who you are? Ever wondered about global happenings and if it should matter to you? Working your way through this module will help you build an understanding of self, place and your connection to the world. You will build-your-own learning experience by completing a variety of learning activities or tasks from three of the four units and demonstrate your learning. Once done, you will complete a summative assessment referring to your completed work to support your answer to, “how does my geography impact me as a global citizen?”.

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How Does My Relationship with Food Impact Me, Our Community, and the World?
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To What Extent is My Community Welcoming and Inclusive?
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To propose evidence-based ideas/solutions to my local community regarding its inclusivity and welcoming nature through advocacy, statistical analysis, and creative expression.

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How Do Stories Shape Our Understanding of the World Around Us?
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Find your voice and tell your story. You will explore narration, images, and music to make your own unique digital project.

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What is My Role in Shaping the Future of My Community?
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There’s been a lot of statue talk lately. Have you been seeing stories tied to monuments in the news? Like how on June 11th, 2020 officials in Boston removed a statue of Christopher Columbus, the Italian/Spanish settler after its head was removed by protestors. Are you curious why people do this? Are you curious why people, including the president, are discussing the history of the United States? Then this is the module for you! Throughout this period you will have an opportunity to learn more about the history of your town/city, what makes it unique, and what it might be hiding in the dark. Then you’ll have an opportunity to have your thoughts and ideas about the monuments, memorials, and holidays in your town/city heard by your town/city officials. So, if you wanted to make a change in your local community, now’s the chance!

Content Areas: Social Studies, Science

 

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Art Through Statistics - Visually Interpreting Data and Trends
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Collect, analyze, and interpret data from your community to communicate identified trends/projections using artistic media.

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What Are My Responsibilities to the Natural Environment That I Live In?
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This module will encourage you to explore the members of the natural environment that you live in and the impact that you have on this natural community. You will be identifying species, explaining their interactions with one another, calculating biodiversity indices and examining the impact of humans. This module also encourages career explorations in ecological related fields and Spanish language for the novice foreign language learner. Completed project will be either a natural environment guide or video.

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

 

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Global Challenges in Your Community
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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals hope to make sure that all of earth’s inhabitants not only survive, but thrive. In this module, you will work on one of these goals in your own community. You will identify a challenge facing your community, develop a plan to address that challenge, and then write a mock grant application and plan an advocacy campaign as a way to make your project happen.

Content Areas: Science, Health, Career Ready, English Language Arts

 

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Exercising Freedom Using the Arts
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In this module, students will investigate the concept of freedom, exercising one's freedom, how artists express their concept of freedom, the history of art in their community, identify an issue or concern within their community, and use their voice through the arts to address this issue.

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

 

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How Should a Public School Function in Today's World?
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How has America’s public education changed to meet the needs of students? What skills, habits, knowledge, and resources do students need to be 21st century citizens? How should your school adapt to better prepare you and your peers?

Content Areas: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Health 

 

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Community Representation
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In this module, students will learn about how communities represent the people that exist within them, ranging from the local level to the global. Students will define what community means and reflect on the different communities they are a part of. They will analyze different ways people are represented in communities, positively, negatively, or somewhere in between, through names of institutions/public spaces, use of mascots, monuments/memorials and more. They will examine and evaluate their own community with regards to representation and engage with a wide range of conceptual ideas around monuments and representation. This module will culminate in an end product where students will create a proposal and design for a monument in their own community that reflects what they have learned about what community means and why representation matters.

Content Areas: English Language Arts, Social Studies

 

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Skills in Careers and Community
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In this module, students will reflect on what skills and talents they already have, which skills they would like to obtain, and how these skills and talents can be used in their communities. This includes exploring interests, personality traits, colleges, and careers; as well as a section on personal finance and financial planning. Ultimately, students conduct research into a career of their choice and create a podcast of their process and discoveries about themselves and their career.

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

 

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Changing My Community
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In this module, students will explore the concept of community. They will define which communities they are members of, their needs and roles in those communities, and how they can support others. Students will gain awareness about various groups within their communities and examine which needs those groups have that may or may not be met via community resources. The end product of this module will be to draft a proposal to submit to school administration or local government involving a variety of stakeholders around an issue with goals to improve the community.

Content Areas: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Career Ready, Health, World Language

 

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Leaders and Their Communities
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In this module, students will learn about the functions and foundations of government. Students will complete research on local organizations, create a resource guide, and learn about various leaders. The goal of this module is to analyze the needs of citizens and the role of government in caring for citizens, as well as how to be agents of change when a government or organization is not effective. The end product of this module asks students to Create a website that details local leaders and their roles in a crisis with an action plan for a chosen community issue, with a tab that also reviews their response to the compelling question. Please note that this module has activities for students who have experience in upper level German courses.

Content Areas: Social Studies, World Language, English Language Arts, Career Ready, Health

 

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Where Does My Identity Come From?
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Students explore the factors that contribute to developing an identity - personal, community, affinity group, etc. 

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

 

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How Did Human Culture Develop and How Do Traditions and Values Contribute to Communities?
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Students learn about human migration and research cultural assets through primary sources, explore cultural traditions, connect history to current events, and acknowledge elements of cultural bias. 

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Adaptation and Systemic Improvement
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How can people learn to adapt thinking about agricultural systems? Students will explore attitudes and practices as they have evolved and shifted and how this has motivated the Farm to Table movements. Students will develop a portfolio or plan for providing their own food sources. 

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Build an Ethical and Sustainable Wardrobe
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Students will learn how their clothing is made, exploring cultures and policies from countries that supply materials and products, and develop a plan for building their own ethical and sustainable wardrobe. 

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

 

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Maine's Agriculture Evolution
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What are some of the reasons for the shifts in agricultural practices in Maine over the centuries? Students will produce a brief video reflecting on changing attitudes and practices in Maine agriculture.

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

 

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What Does Positive Change Mean in the Context of a Community and How Does it Happen?
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Students will identify the value they contribute to a community and how to use this value to create change. Students will learn about themselves, strengths/weaknesses to interact with others, the theory behind social change, and how to use what they have learned to create change based on identified needs. 

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Understanding and Creating Non-Violent, Positive Change in a Community
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Students will explore historical methods of effecting positive change to define what it means to make a positive change and develop an action plan. 

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Creating Resilient Communities: Case Studies
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Students will analyze case studies of groups within global and national communities responding to environmental, social, or economic stressors in order to summarize and evaluate the tools communities use to respond successfully to stressors they face.

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Creating Resilient Communities: Where is There Evidence of Resiliency?
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Students will analyze their community and will analyze a self-chosen location in Maine as a case study and evaluate the resilience of their community. They will present their findings and research to elementary school students or middle school students. 

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Creating Resilient Communities: How Does Community Resilience Connect to Place?
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Students will learn outside of their classroom, no matter where that is; participate in a service-learning activity; learn about their role or place in their community; and engage in an inquiry process. 

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How Can We Use Language to Promote Gender Equality?
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This module explores the topic of gender equality through a spoken and written language lens.  Subtopics include gender equity, gender identity.

Content Areas: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science

 

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How Do We Act Responsibly as Citizens in Our School, Community, and Country?
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This module allows students to explore the concepts of citizenship and how that relates to them being an agent of change. The student is encouraged to take an active role with a specific need in their community and to perform a “service” that will meet that need.

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

 

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How Do We Act Responsibly to Promote Awareness and Change in Our Environment?
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This module allows students to explore the concepts of being an agent of change in their community, their state, and globally. Students will explore different areas of change and choose one area to create a Public Service Announcement bringing awareness to this topic.

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

 

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How Does My Relationship with Clothing Impact Me, Our Community, and the World?
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How Does My Relationship with Technology Impact Me, Our Community, and the World?
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How Did My Community Come to Be?
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What are the natural and historical influences on my community? Create a graphic or logo for your community using your discoveries.

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