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Project Portfolios - Senior Phase

Note: These portfolios are currently unadapted portfolios from the US database of portfolios. As adaptive practitoners, South African teachers should be able to localise these to their own needs.

Strictly for the Birds (SA)
Cell-to-Cell: What's the connection? (US-adapted)
Creative Kids Go Pro (US-adapted)
Don't Trash the Earth (US-adapted)
Energy Innovations (US-adapted)
Fibonacci Numbers (SA)
Forest Conservation (SA)
Harmony with Nature (SA)
Insects: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (US-adapted)
National Heroes (SA)
Rock Our Town (US-adapted)
Romeo and Juliet: Insight into Ourselves (US-adapted)
Virtual Ambassador (US-adapted)
What Happened to Robin? (US-adapted)
The World Through a Different Pair of Eyes (US-adapted)

 

 

 

Strictly for the Birds

Grade: 7 Natural Science, Language
Do birds affect people's lives? In this project plan learners will not only gain an understanding of birds, but also improve their language skills and, finally, make a personal decision about the importance of birds to their lives.

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Cell-to-Cell

Grade: 9, General Science
Learners assume the role of medical researchers and use their understanding of groundbreaking cell biology research to trace the origins of diseases back to the cellular level.

 

Creative Kids Go Pro

Grade: 8, Languages, Arts and Culture, Social Sciences
A learner public relations team seeks to benefit a local business or community organization by publishing informational brochures.

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Don't Trash the Earth

Grade: 6-8, General Science
In an interdisciplinary conservation project, Senior Phase learners are presented with a scenario that their local landfill is about to close because it is too full. Learners play the role of waste management consultants, and analyze past and current waste management practices at their school and community. Teams devise a cost-effective and user-friendly recycling program. In a culminating event, learners turn trash into cash as they sell beautiful and useful crafts made from recycled materials at a holiday fair.

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Energy Innovations

Grade: 9-10, Mathematics, General Science, Social Sciences
To encourage global consciousness, learners research the impact of alternative fuel sources and how their daily decisions about energy will affect their quality of life, personally and globally. As a culminating project, learners simulate the decision making process of buying their first car and investigate how data and statistics can impact their decision.

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Fibonacci Numbers

Grade 6, 7 Mathematics
This project is in Afrikaans. It helps learners to discover number series with special reference to Fibonacci numbers and how they appear in natural and man-made structures

 

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Forest Conservation

Grade 8-9: Natural Science
Learners investigate the cause of deforestation. They investigate the various types of fuel used for cooking in the villages / rural areas. Learners investigate the feasibility of using sawdust as an alternative source to firewood.

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Harmony with Nature

Grade: 4-6 Social Sciences
Learners investigate the impact of local settlements on environmental issues. They analyze the access to resources and services and the impact thereof on the natural resources within the environment and analyze and suggest ways to improve the access to these resources.

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Insects: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Grade: 6-8, General Science
Insects are often regarded as disgusting, squishable annoyances. In this unit, learners become entomologists and investigate the role insects play in our lives and the world around us.

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National Hero

Grade 9 Social Sciences

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Rock Our Town

Grade: 6-8, General Science
Learners became geologists and present proposals to the town planning committee as to what types of native materials planners might use to create and enhance streets, buildings, pathways, and other structures.

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Romeo and Juliet: Insight into Ourselves

Grade: 8-10, Languages
Learners use Romeo and Juliet to look at personal responsibility, an individual's freedom of choice, and the effect of one’s actions on others.

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Virtual Ambassador

Grade: 6-9, Social Sciences
What are some of the problems facing people in developing countries? How can foreign and local volunteers help? Learners correspond with Peace Corps volunteers working around the world as they tackle these difficult questions. Once learners narrow their focus to a particular problem in a specific place, they assume the role of advisors to the South African ambassador of a developing nation and create a proposal for a volunteer program.

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What Happened to Robin?

Grade: 6-8, General Science
Community-minded learners help a wildlife rehabilitation center analyze small animal injury data. Learners report their analysis and recommendations to concerned neighborhood groups to educate others on stewardship of urban wildlife.

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The World Through a Different Pair of Eyes

Grade: 6-8, Social Sciences
Senior Phase learners see the world through another pair of eyes as they communicate with other learners from different countries. Learners learn about life in other parts of the world, investigate current events, and learn about factors that affect the quality of life and longevity of other cultures. Learners address the issue of the possible correlation between where people are born and how long they are likely to live.

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