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In the Works

A Look Back

In the Works

Bridging the Gap: Connecting Students to Health Related Learning Opportunities


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RSU #54: Mill Stream Elementary School
RSU #54: Margaret Chase Smith School
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RSU #53: Warsaw Middle School
RSU #53: Vickery School
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RSU #19: Etna Dixmont School
RSU #19: Corinna Elementary School

Greater Somerset Public Health Collaborative
Healthy Sebasticook Valley

Snow Pack Study

With the University of Southern Maine

NOAA-funded The Future of Four Seasons in Maine: a Scientist-Teacher-Student Partnership to investigate climate change in seasonally snow-covered watersheds" (Snowpack)


A Look Back

Social Studies: A Kid's Guide to World Religions In this unbiased presentation about world religion, published author Adora Svitak teaches students about different types of religions from around the world, basic tenets of each, and the role religion plays in different countries around the world. Using fun visuals and engaging slideshows, she gets kids excited about learning.
The Art of Spanish and Mexican Artists April 13
Students in Donna Irish's and Karina Magee's Spanish classes will be introduced to the art of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Diego Rivera, and others whose works reflect the rich cultures of Spain and Mexico.
Elementary Connection Donna Irish and Karina Magee's Spanish students will be connecting with Elizabeth Goggin's students in a series of lessons, activities, etc. We plan to have 9 sessions that culminate in a face to face get together.
Mid East ~ International Studies in Schools April 4
Students in Geography and other Social Studies classes had the opportunity to meet Michael Bevers and have a discussion over the Middle East. Michael spent time in the MidEast as a soldier and interpeter. As a specialist of MidEast culture and policy he was able to share with us his views of the people in this area which differ in many ways from what we see in the media.
Young America ~
Smithsonian American Art Museum
February 15, 2011 @ 9:00am in Media Center
How have artists depicted the U.S. war for independence? How have those images shaped ideas and assumptions about the American Revolution? How do artists combine both fact and myth in reinterpreting history?
Reshaping American Life: 1930s America ~
Smithsonian American Art Museum
February 9, 2011 @ 1:15 pm in Media Center
This videoconference asks students to question and evaluate the role of the federal government in the aftermath of the depression. By examining the 1930s in light of FDR's New Deal, participants analyze WPA and PWAP objects to understand the effect of the depression on the United States and the role of the federal government.
Langston Hughes February 9, 2011 @ 10:15am in Media Center
Laura Libby's, Elizabeth Wathen's and Don Finley's classes had the opportunity to talk with a presenter from Cleveland Institute of Music. The students listened to music and discussed poems written by Langston Hughes. Students explored Langston's sincere portrayal of black life in America as well as his stylistic influence on the literary and performing arts.
Space Bots February 15, 2011 @ 10:00am in Media Center
Ms. Lambert's IST students and Mr. Pillsbury's Physics students had the opportunity to connect with NASA in a discussion of Robotics. Students learned how NASA defines robotics, saw how robotic systems are already widely used in the space program, and discovered what plans there are for future robotic applications.
Kansas Comet's Roomate ~
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Paula Doughty's class had the opportunity to explore the relationship between Hall of Famer Gale Sayers and his teammate Brian Piccolo. Students examined the historical implications of being one of the first black/white roommates in the NFL, and the character traits each of these players displayed in order to overcome adversity both on and off the field.
9th Grade - NASA Video Conference This October, all 9th grade students participated in an interactive videoconference called “The Effects of Microgravity on the Human Body” with educators at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. This exciting activity is a part of the universe unit students are currently studying in physical science. One of the objectives of the unit is to help students build an understanding of the role of gravity in forming and maintaining planets, stars and the solar system.
ATCO Tyrrell Distance Learning - Applied Science in Palaeontology: Physics

Scott Pillsbury's class participated in an interactive videoconference that helped them see how formulas and experiments taught in high school physics truly apply in the real world.

To learn more about the distance learning programs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum click here.

Michael Bevers - MidEast Interview Teachers have been finding ways to use our Tandberg (Video conferencing equipment) when making global connections. The links to the left are two of the many conferences our students participated in during the 2009-2010 school year.
Sierra Leone ~ Magortu Emmanuel
Portrayals of Women on Television ~
The Paley Center for Media

Students examined how portrayals of women on television have evolved from the 1950s to the present. The class participated in a general discussion about women as positive role models, then present examples of very different television mothers from periods of TV history.
The Fine Art of Persuasion: Television and Advertising Darcy Fitzmaurice's Marketing Class:
What is advertising, what is its goal, and what are its methods? How do images and sounds combine to make a point or sell a product, and how have these changed over time? Through careful analysis, students will discover the persuasive techniques developed to capture a viewer's attention in order to promote a product or idea.

General Cadaver Demonstration~
Adventures In Medicine & Science (AIMS) Program of Saint Louis University

Students in Ann Boivin's Anatomy Class and Alaine Roselle's Health Care Careers classes learned how a disease in one organ system has a negative impact other organ systems while interacting with a medical professional working with a cadaver. Students were given the opportunity to view diseased and healthy organs from an actual cadavar as they worked with Ray from the AIMs program.
Reshaping American Life: 1930s America ~
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Elizabeth Wathen's class participated in a study of the 30's as a following to literature being studied in class.
Stanely Coulling

Students in Chad Brackett's class had the opportunity to meet and talk with Stanley Coulling a World War II veteran who was part of the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach, helped liberate the concentration camp at Buchenwald, and is a member of the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame. Mr. Coulling, of Wheeling, West Virginia grew up in Chesterville, Belgrade, and Wilton. He is also Ms Doughty's uncle. Some of his experiences from the Great Depression, to WWII, to being a professional baseball player might be good first hand account/primary source info that may enhance some of your classes.

NASA Mission to Mars

Stephanie Sawyer Main's class participated in NASA's Mission to Mars

Program Description: "Travel to the Red Planet and discover what it takes to land robotic missions on the uninviting terrain of the Martian soil. Be aware of intense dust storms, huge craters, enormous canyons and staggering volcanoes. Imagine trying to slow down delicate instrumentation from 12,000mph to 0 in a window of six minutes and, at the same time, to find a safe place to land. Think it can't be done? NASA has achieved these remarkable tasks with Spirit and Opportunity. Learn this and much more as we take you on a journey to the Red Planet!"



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