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Grade 8 Community Project

The Grade 8 Community Project is a major activity for students to complete in year three (8th grade) of the Middle Years Program at Roosevelt International Middle School. The community project focuses on community and service and gives students an opportunity to develop awareness of needs in various communities and address those needs through service learning. The community project engages students in a sustained, in-depth inquiry leading to service as action in the community. The community project is completed in groups of a maximum of three students or individually. The choice of the topic for the project is made in consultation with an IB teacher. You will be assigned a teacher who has the responsibility for supervising the development of the project according to the Assessment Criteria (included in this guide) which is based on International Baccalaureate Organization guidelines.

 

The aims of MYP projects are to encourage and enable students to:

  • participate in a sustained, self-directed inquiry within a global context
  • generate creative new insights and develop deeper understandings through in-depth investigation
  • demonstrate the skills, attitudes, and knowledge required to complete a project over an extended period of time
  • communicate effectively in a variety of situations
  • demonstrate responsible action through, or as a result of, learning 
  • appreciate the process of learning and take pride in their accomplishments

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
1) Encourages students to explore their right and responsibility to implement service as action in the community.
2) Gives students an opportunity to develop awareness of needs in various communities and address those needs through completing a service learning project.
3) Engages in a sustained, in-depth inquiry leading to service as action in the community.
4) May be completed individually or by groups of a maximum of three students.
 
The student will document his or her process as well as complete and present their final product during Community Project exhibitions. Their process journal will document the following steps in realizing and reflecting and evaluating their project.
 
 
Objectives:
Criterion A: Investigate
Criterion B: Plan
Criterion C: Take action (complete the project)
Criterion D: Reflect
 
Student Exhibition: April 14-16, 2020 (cancelled)
 
 

2018-2019 Student Community Projects 

Tackling Food Wast - Imani Ojutomori

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