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Card 14 - Island Cards

From the Models of Excellence Project Card Collection

Topic

Grade Level

6th and 7th Grades
Harbor School
Boston, MA

Urban middle school students, as part of learning expedition about the islands in Boston Harbor, created note cards with illustrations and information about the islands. The cards were sold in boxed sets to raise funds for the Island Alliance, which protected the islands as a national park.

Island Cards
Click on the image to learn more about this project

To research the islands, students traveled across the harbor to the islands, with some of the travel involving paddling in the bay. They worked with local experts to explore the islands and investigate primary and secondary source historical documents.

The students became both experts and advocates, working closely with the Island Alliance, and were featured as speakers in city fundraisers to promote preservation of the islands. Large- scale original designs for the cards were framed to decorate the entryway to the school.

For more information, visit: modelsofexcellence.ELeducation.org

Topic

Grade Level

6th and 7th Grades
Harbor School
Boston, MA

Urban middle school students, as part of learning expedition about the islands in Boston Harbor, created note cards with illustrations and information about the islands. The cards were sold in boxed sets to raise funds for the Island Alliance, which protected the islands as a national park.

Island Cards
Click on the image to learn more about this project

To research the islands, students traveled across the harbor to the islands, with some of the travel involving paddling in the bay. They worked with local experts to explore the islands and investigate primary and secondary source historical documents.

The students became both experts and advocates, working closely with the Island Alliance, and were featured as speakers in city fundraisers to promote preservation of the islands. Large- scale original designs for the cards were framed to decorate the entryway to the school.

For more information, visit: modelsofexcellence.ELeducation.org