Due to the end of an amazing academic year, the work taken place in #ndmscook has now been officially archived. Student work will no longer be posted, but instead kept online for others to enjoy. Hopefully, students will go back and share their great accomplishments from eighth grade.
It was an amazing year!
By Emily, Class of 2019
Click here to watch Emily’s promotional video which was shown to students at the beginning of her presentation.
Promo Video stored on Google Drive
One student is shown posing with her college pennant, Washington and Lee University. Each student did an extensive exploration of three major components of the college — academics, social life, and cost.
Dr. Cook’s Note: Students were charged with exploring all the aspects of a college during the inaugural College Pennant Campaign. Shown above is one student’s promotional video about Washington and Lee University located in Lexington, VA. A special thank you to W&L for being willing to share a pennant via our Twitter request!
By Jakob, Class of 2019
Teacher’s Note: After completing an in-depth literature circle on a Holocaust novel, students were given the task of showing mastery of the following standards through creating a documentary of one of the characters in their specific novel. The standards included:
- RL.8.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
- W.8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
- SL.8.5 Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.