Paradise

Paradise

A voice chart illustration shows three birds, a sun, a palm tree, and a house with footprints leading away from it. Labeled “Level 0/zero through Level 4/four with examples of the different sound levels “This diagram is for K – 2 classes for the hallway. I...
Flower

Flower

A voice chart diagram in the shape of a flower. Labeled “Stay Safe!, with 5 petals of a flower illustrating decibel levels 0 -5. “This diagram was created as a flower because the design would grab the attention of little kids. The petals present the order...
Wylie Wonder World: Be Kind!

Wylie Wonder World: Be Kind!

This project was inspired by Wylie students expressing concern about the first day when masks would become optional. Our class found that there were students that were so excited about the opportunity to be maskless at school and others that were very anxious and...
Pyramid

Pyramid

A voice chart that’s labeled “3-5 Hallway Voice Level Chart”, with 0-4 decibel levels, with 4 at the bottom of the pyramid. Side note: “Without a mask, when you breathe droplets travel 1.5 meters. That’s decently far. When you cough, to...
Caring for Air

Caring for Air

A voice chart that’s labeled “How Loud Am I?”, with 0-4 decibel levels “This diagram was created to represent my influence as an older student in the school for good! This will help the 3rd-5th graders regulate their voice levels in the hallway...
Detroit River

Detroit River

The Detroit skyline with a bridge and the Huron River in front of it, view from the highway This image was chosen because this picture looks like home to me. I was born and raised here, and it will always be my home. I was told growing up that “Home is where your...
Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart

A grassy cemetery filled with gravestones of various sizes and trees This image was chosen because cemeteries are a sacred place and I had a recent connection with the sacred nature of a cemetery. This is a poem from a student inspired by how they connected to...
Recycling – A PSA

Recycling – A PSA

Many people don’t pay attention to where they throw their trash and recycling. We want to teach people how to properly get rid of their “disposable stuff.” By: Ben Prall and Brady Gross, 4th Grade Teacher: Anouk Weiss, Wylie Elementary, Dexter Theme:...
A Greener Detroit

A Greener Detroit

A greener Detroit means more trees in our public parks and better air quality.Note: Student projects may be difficult to hear in spots. Please stay tuned while full written transcripts are being prepared! By: Jacento, 8th Grade Teacher: Kimberly Finley, Bates Academy,...
Beautiful

Beautiful

A color image of a pond with a rocks around the perimenter. A gravestone is on the right side. This image was chosen because while at the cemetery for the field trip, I had the impression that when people come to Bloody Run Creek they think of the ugly past, instead...
Ugly

Ugly

Close-up of a half burned cigarette laying in a groove on a white piece of plastic This image was chosen because I felt like the cigarette was nasty and ugly because smoking harms us and nature. This is a poem from a student inspired by how they connected to...
A Crime Against Nature

A Crime Against Nature

Yellowing grass and a chainlink fence with trees and a grey sky behind it This image was chosen because I felt like the fence in nature was a crime against nature. The fence is dividing the land and the vines are rebelling against it.This is a poem from a student...
Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

A flock of 21 birds flying across a grey sky This image was chosen because birds are important to nature. They are creatures that can do anything; they are like humans but are freer.The following is a poem from a student inspired by how they connected to nature during...
My Shell Broke

My Shell Broke

A black and white pencil drawing of an egg with a hole cracked into it, laying on the ground The is a drawing from a student inspired by how they connected to nature during a fieldtrip to test the water at the Detroit River, and Bloody Run Creek this school year....
Seagulls on a Lamp Post

Seagulls on a Lamp Post

A black and white drawing of a seagull sitting on a lamp post, with two clouds in the background This is a drawing from a student inspired by how they connected to nature during a fieldtrip to test the water at the Detroit River, and Bloody Run Creek this school year....
Sacred

Sacred

Black and white drawing of a tree of two geese on Belle Isle, with a chainlink fence in the background This is a drawing from a student inspired by how they connected to nature during a fieldtrip to test the water at the Detroit River, and Bloody Run Creek this school...
Tree

Tree

Black and white drawing of a tree with a chain link fence in the background This is a drawing from a student inspired by how they connected to nature during a fieldtrip to test the water at the Detroit River, and Bloody Run Creek this school year. Enjoy! “This...
Litter of Cigarettes

Litter of Cigarettes

A colored pencil drawing of a cigarette in grass This is a drawing from a student inspired by how they connected to nature during a fieldtrip to test the water at the Detroit River, and Bloody Run Creek this school year. Enjoy! “This image was chosen because it...
Water, Water, Everywhere

Water, Water, Everywhere

By: Rowan C, Avery J., Ava H., and Kaitlin M., 5th GradeList of all students involved Do your choices on land impact the health of our waters and the critter who live there? Fifth grade students at George Long Elementary will show you what they’ve...
Be the Change and Solar Solutions

Be the Change and Solar Solutions

My Challenge: Create a solution to a local environmental problem. Student Response: “Solar Solutions,” cellphone chargers for students to borrow at school. Let’s start the switch to renewables! By: 10th Graders Teacher: Kerry Williams, The School at...
Beauty is in the Eye

Beauty is in the Eye

Aminata captures transformative impact place-based education. By: Ms. Aminata Kaba, 11th Grade Teacher: Paula Sizemore, Ypsilanti Community High School, Ypsilanti Subject: Chemistry Theme: General Place-based Education Type: Photo, Audio Click on the links above to...
Detroit Endangered Project

Detroit Endangered Project

The Detroit Endangered Project engages students in learning Biology concepts, through an endangered/threatened species in our area. Projects culminate with action projects to help their populations rebound. By: 10th Graders Teacher: Kerry Williams, The School at...
Mill Creek Watershed Project

Mill Creek Watershed Project

This is a culmination of our Place-Based work around Mill Creek, including, song writing, our collaboration with the HRWC, fly tying, raising brown trout to release into the Mill Creek in collaboration with Trout Unlimited and our interactive story map work with Ducks...
Uriel’s Journey on Real Estate

Uriel’s Journey on Real Estate

This story shows how a project helps me understand my experiences and my interests. By: Uriel Bath-Yahweh, 6th Grade Teacher: Charlene Jones, The James and Grace Lee Boggs School, Detroit Subject: Math Theme: General Place-based Education Type: Video Click on the...
Why Learn Mathematics?

Why Learn Mathematics?

Students weigh in on a Place-based Education (PBE) activity in this video. student responses to help answer the question “Why am I learning math?” Your presentation will be helpful for educators, parents, and students. By: Zora Nunley, Evelyn Wybenga, and...
Paycheck Stub

Paycheck Stub

Student discusses with peer the paycheck stub assignment. In this assignment, the student estimated amount of pay needed to pay bills. By: Kaiya Ingram, 6th Grade Teacher: Charlene Jones, The James and Grace Lee Boggs School, Detroit Subject: Math Theme: General...
Photos of Place

Photos of Place

These drawings depict beauty and nature’s resistance that were seen on a walk in a student’s neighborhood. By: Spencer Lusa, 6th Grade Teacher: Charlene Jones, The James and Grace Lee Boggs School, Detroit Subject: Math Theme: General Place-based Education...

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