Digital Citizenship

GR K-2

As a part of their study of the United States, students explore four Northeast cities and create a brochure, demonstrating their learning.  Along the way, the students, and their teacher, learn about copyright and fair use of digital materials.

Second grade students show kindergarten students basic computer use and thank U.S. soldiers.

Seasons - Always Changing

Students realize that the seasons are not the same all over the world.   They work in groups to study a country and its seasons, and learn the relationship between weather and seasons.  They will produce a Travel Fair to share their information with friends and family.

GR 3-5

Students work with a local dentist who is part of the "Dentist Without Borders" project to begin a relationship with students in Peru. As part of a yearlong citizenship unit, students share their dreams and goals for the future with the students in Peru. Students collaborate on projects to develop an understanding and awareness of each other’s cultures.

The class prepares for a student from China to enter their class. They are studying world cultures and select China as their focus. The students interact with the students in the Chinese classroom to learn about each other’s school community, culture, and language. The students prepare for the new student using a virtual world called ZON, a multi-player online role-playing game for learning about the Chinese culture and speaking Mandarin Chinese.

Students learn that, as citizens of their world, they have an opportunity to collaborate with a class in Japan to participate in a NASA classroom experience, and to communicate with astronauts in space from their classroom.  They share their experience with their fellow schoolmates and local community.

GR 6-8

Sixth grade students build a foundation for understanding their place in the world by researching the most important historical and cultural events of the past eleven years, the years in which they have been alive. They work in collaborative groups to create a multimedia presentation that will tie these national and world events together in their own lives.

Students design and conduct an investigation using the scientific method that demonstrates the relationship between variables dealing with force and motion, such as acceleration, momentum, speed, and mass. Experiments are recorded and made into videos to be shared with younger students and posted to YouTube.

Vermont middle school students work on an interdisciplinary unit to help Afghan children by sending them school supplies.  They communicate with Vermont National Guard members who are stationed in Afghanistan to assess the needs in nearby Afghan towns. The students elicit support and donations from local community members, businesses, and organizations to gather supplies and send them to National Guard members who distribute them.