TEACHER: Mr. Gaudet ,

LENGTH OF COURSE: One or two semesters

OUTCOMES: The project will study the world in which we live through the sciences, politics, and the arts. A theme inspired by the movie "Powers of Ten" will be a core philosophy of the course. Students will be asked to start looking at local concerns and gradually move toward broader and broader issues. Students will take steps away from SRHS by "powers of ten" as they explore our local, national, international, and universal worlds.

An additional core philosophy will be the inclusion of other classes in the work being done in the class. Whole classes will dedicate a certain amount of time working on a related project. Students in Project World will help to coordinate these projects.

The outdoor education philosophy of team work and looking at one's own strengths and needs will run through the program. Several outdoor trips will be scheduled in order to emphasize this philosophy and to provide additional themes for student academic work.

Instructional Outcomes of the Project World:

Students will:

TEXTS: Research will be conducted through the following sources: COURSE CONTENT: The course will focus on the world and the Sanborn Learning Model. Through a system that includes contracts, checklists, peer feedback sheets, storyboards, and exhibitions students will use topics related to the wetland develop a deeper understanding about the physical world and the world of learning. Students will also learn publishing techniques. Students will plan and take part in trips into New Hampshire's wilderness areas.

COURSE ACTIVITIES: Project World will begin with a first quarter study of the Sanborn wetland. The wetland study will lead toward the development of the area as an outdoor classroom. Typical activities will include the following:

As part of the courses outdoor component students will attend several day and overnight trips. These trips are designed to develop teamwork skills necessary to successful functioning of the course. Students will also use these trips as inspirations for academic projects.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Students should be aware that planning and time management are important considerations in this type of class. Students should plan on spending outside of class time working on projects and research. Students will take part in our outdoor education program.

Each student in the course is required to have on file a signed Authentic Use Policy as suggested by our school district.

TECHNOLOGY: Computer technology available to students:

Hardware Software
Macintosh 7200 computers Microsoft Office
Flat bed scanners Hyperstudio
Slide/negative scanner Sound Edit 16
Digital cameras Adobe Photoshop
Video cameras Aldus Illustrator
Laser disk player Adobe Pagemaker
VCR Internet Explorer
Color printers Netscape Communicator
Laser printer

METHODS OF EVALUATION: Students will present exhibitions to a panel made up of teachers, intern, and peers. Assessments sheets will be completed at this time and presented to the student. Through discussions with interns and a mentor teacher, quarter end grades will be determined based on growth toward quality standards.