Over the winter break, I spent a lot of time reading, thinking, and hanging out with my kids doing projects. I also spent a great deal of time speaking with people throughout the world as to what they think a project is. What is a project?
Based on this line of inquiry, I started to comb various media outlets to get a sense of what people were doing in the world in terms of projects that might inspire Maples Met School learners. There is a huge difference between a project and an activity or hobby. Projects come from a place of questioning, of curiosity, and of purpose.
While we all know that great projects begin with a powerful essential question that questions our role within the universe, here are links to potential final products, resources, platforms, and other supports for our inquiry:
Preserving the History of a City
Create a Student-run Newspaper
Newspapers are critical to any democracy, as they hold governments to account. Why not connect with other writers, artists, and thinkers to create your own press!
Create Your own Solar Panel
Create a Bike Generator!
Images of Winnipeg
50 Book Pledge
Radical History Poster Project
Manitoba Robot Games 2018
Northern Hydroponic Project
Can Flying Machines Help Save Lives?
Create Work Benches for your School’s Fabrication Lab
Lego Crane (Why not?)
Create an interactive Periodic Table!
CBC Nonfiction Prize
Mennonite Central Committee Hygiene Kits
Design a New Arlington Bridge
Banning Plastic Bags
Imagine Portage & Main
Create Your Own Zine!
Make your own Wind Turbine!