Student-designed Curriculum Projects

As part of the Educ 200: Analyzing Schools introductory course, Trinity students design hypothetical one-week curriculum projects for their Hartford classroom placements, then present their work to be evaluated by a panel of Hartford teachers.

Organized by subject:
Arts - Visual & Performing
Language & Literacy
Mathematics
Science & Health
Social Studies & History

Arts - Visual & Performing
Exploring Cultures Through the Arts (PowerPoint file) (Grade 5), Jacqueline Kahan & Christina Ramsay (Spring 2006)
Multicultural Play Festival (Grade 7) and PowerPoint File, Keisha John & Zaydee Santiago (Spring 2006)
‘The Lorax’ and Our Environment (Grade 5) and PowerPoint File  Erin Flanagan & Isabel Gottlieb (Spring 2006)
Insight into Africa (Grade 3) and PowerPoint File  Michael Torbicki (Spring 2006)
Understanding Literature through Theatre (Grade 4) and PowerPoint File  Meg Smith and Peter Laszlo (Fall 2005)
Bringing Mexico Home (Grade 3) and Powerpoint File, Chandler Bernard and Jesse Wanzer (Spring 2005)
The Journey to Civil Rights Through Song (Grade 7) and Powerpoint File, Kelli Perkins and Heather Moore (Spring 2005)
Learning Shapes Through Movement (Kindergarten) and Powerpoint File, Erin Daly and Alexandra Miller (Spring 2005)
Exploring Connecticut: Combining Social Studies and Visual Arts in the 4th Grade Classroom, (Grade 4) Elena Wetmore and Kate Hunter (Spring 2005)
iCelebracion! The Art and History of Flamenco (Grade 5) and PowerPoint File, Vanessa Chabrier-Davis and Lainey Polikoff (Spring 2003)
Body Image, Art, and Math (Grade 6) and PowerPoint File, Carolyn Walker and Erin Timm (Spring 2004)
Education Through Movement, (Grade 3) Whitney Brown and Jess Martin (Spring 2000)
Using Theater as a Means for Discussing Racism, (Grade 7) Claire Kammen and Nicholas Hildebidle (Spring 2000)
Pursuing Creativity through Picasso and Cubism (Grade 6) & PowerPoint File Shelby Batalla (Fall 2001)
Exploring the Spectrum: Primary & Secondary Colors (Kindergarten) & PowerPoint File, Sarah Bradley (Fall 2001)
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Language & Literacy
Exploring, Understanding, and Debating School Uniforms (Grade 6) and PowerPoint File    Ben Elkin (Fall 2006)
Poetry Coaches: Training Students in the Art of Poetry (Grade 8) and PowerPoint File Whitney Duprey and Pete Durning (Fall 2006)
Creating a Bilingual Newspaper (Grade 5) and PowerPoint File Sunny Park (Fall 2006)
Teaching Formal Writing through Learning about Hartford (Grade 7) and PowerPoint File   Lillian Grant and Natalie Kinder (Fall 2006)
Multicultural Play Festival (Grade 7) and PowerPoint File, Keisha John & Zaydee Santiago (Spring 2006)
I Can Read, So You Can Too (Grade 2)and PowerPoint File, Louisa Plotkin & Monica Chung (Spring 2006)
An Introduction to the Culture of Ancient Greece through Primary Sources (Grade 6) and PowerPoint File, Liza Parker & Sean Stewart (Spring 2006)
‘The Lorax’ and Our Environment (Grade 5) and PowerPoint File, Erin Flanagan & Isabel Gottlieb (Spring 2006)
Images in the Media (Grade 7) and PowerPoint File, Lindsay Diaz and Kino Clarke (Spring 2006)
Examining Cultural Purposes (Grade 5) and PowerPoint File Jared Boyd and Matthew Bartha (Fall 2005)
Story Time: A Collaborative Learning Project (Kindergarten and Grade 5) and PowerPoint File (Sarah Whittemore and Kristen Hains (Fall 2005)
Who’s Who en mi familia? (Kindergarten) Natasha Rosa (Fall 2005)
Writing Imaginations (Grade 2) and PowerPoint File Gloribel Gonzalez and Christopher Olenoski (Fall 2005)
No Child Left Behind (Grade 7)and PowerPoint File  Dara Normandin (Fall 2005)
Understanding Literature through Theatre (Grade 4) and PowerPoint File Meg Smith and Peter Laszlo (Fall 2005)
Play Ball: Improving Literary Skills through America's Pastime
(Grade 4) and Powerpoint file, Tyler Simms and Katie Lenz (Spring 2005)
Building Self-Esteem While Gaining a Richer Vocabulary of Adjectives (Grade 2) and Powerpoint file, Hannach Charry and Alexdra Schmidt (Spring 2005)
SPELLbound: A Mastery of Spelling (Grade 2), Ayres Heller and Diana Dreyfus (Fall 2002)
Making Parts of Speech Exciting (Grade 3), Kateryna Yeremeyeva
Building and Learning A Diverse Vocabulary (Grade 8), Brad Soules (Spring 2003)
Writing Kills Me!: Improving Writing Through Journals (Grade 7), Diana Potter (Fall 2002)
The Fire This Time (Grade 6), Mo Masterson (Fall 2002)
Increasing the Development of Phonemic Awareness (Kindergarten), Jennifer Hughes (Spring 2000)
Skills for High School (Grade 8), John Halas and F.J. Wesner (Fall 2002)
Where the Wild Things Are: Kindergarten Curriculum, Patricia Glennon and Penny Paschal (Spring 2003)
Exploring Education: Then and Now  (Grade 7-9) and PowerPoint File, Kay Bassen (Spring 2003)
Making Cultural Connections Through Cinderella Stories (Grade 3) and PowerPoint File, Brenda Mailloux-Glidden (Spring 2004)
Data Analysis and The Outsiders (Grade 7-8) and PowerPoint File, Rebecca Chin (Spring 2004)
SPELL: Teaching Third Grades the Importance of Reading and Writing (Grade 3)and PowerPoint File, Dean C. Trautmann and Joe Clark (Spring 2004)
You've Never Seen True Beauty Until You Have Seen Hartford, Connecticut, (Grade 8) Matthew C. Derrick (Spring 2004)
Filling the Holes (Grade 5)  and PowerPoint File, Libby Eberhardt and Eliza Skinner (Spring 2004)
Poetry (Grade 8) , Stephanie Kindel (Spring 2000)
Humor in Education (Grade 2) , Arthur Hardy-Doubleday (Spring 2000)
Navigating the Newspaper (Grade 6), Pam Roffi (Spring 2000)
Literature and Life: Lowry's The Giver  (Grade 8-9)- Jeffrey J. Mucha  (Fall 2000)
Opening Lines of Communication (Grade 3) (bilingual education)- Sarah Kaminski (Fall 2000)
EHS Project: Everyone Has a Story, (Grade 8) Michael Trujillo (Fall 2001)
From Reading to Playwriting (Grade 1) & PowerPoint File, Jacqueline Cintron  (Fall 2001)
The Great Kapox Tree (Rainforest) (Grade 3), Shannon Herold (Fall 2001)
Creative Writing for Your Health (Grade 7) & PowerPoint File, Tiffany Krupa (Fall 2001)
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Mathematics
Mapping and Measuring Our World (Grade 4) and PowerPoint File, Kate Barton and Ernie Laden (Fall 2006)
Math, Science and Sports (Grade 7) and PowerPoint File Aaron Westbrooks & Hunter Norte (Spring 2006)
Cultural Diversity and the Food Pyramid (Grade 2) and PowerPoint File Whitney Connelly and Maria Dixon (Spring 2006)
Bringing Math Home: Applying Currency to the Real World (Grade 1) and PowerPoint File Susannah Hildebidle and Mari Zigas (Fall 2005)
Numerical and Proportional Reasoning (Pre-K to Kindergarten) and PowerPoint File Tim Goring and Cintli Sanchez (Fall 2005)
Preparing Food with Mathematics (Grade 7) and Powerpoint file, Erik Jefferson and Emily Steele (Spring 2005)
Learning Shapes Through Movement (Kindergarten) and Powerpoint File, Erin Daly and Alexandra Miller (Spring 2005)
Basic Geometry (Grade 9- 10) and PowerPoint File, John Klaus (Spring 2003)
Mathematics in First Grade Classroom (Grade 1) and PowerPoint File, Caitlin Buzzell and Dena Raffa (Spring 2003)
Money Makes the World Go 'Round (Grade 3) , Emily Ciccolo (Fall 2002)
Body Image, Art, and Math (Grade 6) and PowerPoint File, Carolyn Walker and Erin Timm (Spring 2004)
Let's Go Out To Eat  (Grade 7) and PowerPoint File, Kate McEachern (Spring 2004)
Team Accelerated Instruction: A Cooperative Approach to Volume (Grade 6), Robert Cohn (Spring 2004)
Three Lines on a Paper: What's the Point? (Graphing) (Grade 10), Abby Day and Pia Bunton (Spring 2000)
Money (Grade 2), Patrick Curry (Spring 2000)
Recognizing and Interpreting Graphs (Grade 6) - Nikyda Scott (Fall 2000)
Steps Toward Bar Graph Construction (Grade 6) - O. Agustin Velazco  (Fall 2000)
Understanding Graphs (Grade 4)- Joe Cain & Kevin Waters (Fall 2000)
Fractions are Fun, (Grade 7) Jeb Balise and Noah Wimmer (Fall 2001)
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Science & Health
Environmental Literacy (Grade 8) Marco Sabater and Hambisa Goso (Fall 2006)
Your Body, Your Choice (Grade 7) and PowerPoint File Lexi Rifaat and Ashley Clackson (Fall 2006)
Nutritious and Delicious: An Introduction to Healthy Eating (Grade 3) and PowerPoint File Noelle Bessette and Chardae Golding (Fall 2006)
The Diversity of Marine Life (Grade 3), Leslie Amado & Melissa Harris (Spring 2006)
Math, Science and Sports (Grade 7) and PowerPoint File Aaron Westbrooks & Hunter Norte (Spring 2006)
‘The Lorax’ and Our Environment (Grade 5) and PowerPoint File Erin Flanagan & Isabel Gottlieb (Spring 2006)
Cultural Diversity and the Food Pyramid (Grade 2) and PowerPoint File Whitney Connelly and Maria Dixon (Spring 2006)
Creepy Caterpillars Can Create (Kindergarten) and PowerPoint File Laurie DiMartino (Spring 2006)
Giant Steps to Little Footprints: A Curriculum Unit on Conservation and Recycling (Grade 5) and PowerPoint File Jerome Chiu & Lester Wooldridge (Spring 2006)
Introduction to Nutrition: Teaching Students How to Develop Healthy Eating Habits (Grade 1) and PowerPoint File Stefanie Pagano Kor and Conor Quinn (Fall 2005)
Understanding Planetary Conditions and Distances (Grade 3) and PowerPoint File Erin Fitzgerald (Fall 2005)
Shaping a Colorful Life (Kindergarten) and PowerPoint File Cece Abrams and Danielle Grossman (Fall 2005)
The Invention Convention (Grade 3) and Powerpoint file, Erin Close and Sam Zivin (Spring 2005)
Kinder Garden (Grade 2) and Powerpoint file, Beth Harris (Spring 2005)
Predicting the Weather (Grade 8) and Powerpoint file, Katie Brewer and Leah Thomas (Spring 2005)
Don't Get Fooled By Fat: Nutrition and Consumer Awareness (Grade 7) and Powerpoint file, Justin Gonzalez (Spring 2005)
Fitness and Nutrition Education (Grade 6), Sara Erstad and Jocelyn Bragg (Spring 2003)
Plant Kingdom, Photosynthesis, and Global Effects (Grade 6) and PowerPoint File, Amy Aieta and Sarah Carter (Spring 2003)
Introduction to Ecological Concepts and the Environment  (Grade 4), Rachael Marie Soto (Fall 2002)
Making "Sense" of the Brain (Grade 4), Taryn Allen(Spring 2003)
Battle of the Bulge: Learning How to Avoid an Unhealthy Diet (Grade 2), Joe Westcott (Spring 2004)
Human Disease (Grade 6-8), Joseph Scala (Spring 2004)
Discovering the Sea and PowerPoint File (Grade 3), Stacy Hills (Spring 2004)
Invertebrates (Grade 10), Luis Quinche (Spring 2000)
Newton's Three Laws & PowerPoint File (Grade 7), Jonathan Amory (Fall 2001)
Ocean: The Variety of its Inhabitants (Grade 3), Emily Rotando and Meriden Daly
Seasonal Weather (Grade 5), & PowerPoint File Ray Cattaneo
Why do you live there?: Life in the Rainforest (Grade 2), Jenny Rieg and Kristen Grabowski
Nutrition: Knowledge for a Healthy Future (Grade 3) & PowerPoint File, Courtney Doyle and Julie Griffith (Fall 2001)
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Social Studies & History
Mapping and Measuring Our World (Grade 4) and PowerPoint File  Kate Barton and Ernie Laden (Fall 2006)
Cross-Cultural Activism (Grade 5) and PowerPoint File  Felix Seda and Ashlei Flemming (Fall 2006)
Promoting Awareness of Cultural Diversity in the Classroom (Grade 6) and PowerPoint File Margaret Smith and Kaitlyn Wilbur (Fall 2006)
Teaching Formal Writing through Learning about Hartford  (Grade 7) and PowerPoint File  Lillian Grant and Natalie Kinder (Fall 2006)
Learning to Unlearn: To Be a Critical Thinker (Grade 2) and PowerPoint File Crystal Wong (Fall 2006)
Two Sides of the Revolutionary War: Loyalists & Patriots (Grade 6) and PowerPoint File      Tom Wenstrom (Fall 2006)
Exploring, Understanding, and Debating School Uniforms (Grade 6) and PowerPoint File  Ben Elkin (Fall 2006)
The Moral Crossroads: Ethics and Emotions (Grade 2) April Boone (Fall 2006)
Parallels between Hartford’s History and its Current Community (Grade 6) and PowerPoint File Brittni Channer & Ian Hendry (Fall 2006)
The Racial Map (Grade 7) Kevin Garron (Fall 2006)
Multicultural Play Festival (Grade 7) and PowerPoint File, Keisha John & Zaydee Santiago (Spring 2006)
Insight into Africa (Grade 3) Michael Torbicki (Spring 2006)
Images in the Media (Grade 7) and PowerPoint File Lindsay Diaz and Kino Clarke (Spring 2006)
Diversity Through Immigration: Embracing Our Differences, What Makes You (Grade 5) and PowerPoint File Tyler Berry & Julian Loo (Spring 2006)
Examining Cultural Purposes (Grade 5) and PowerPoint File Jared Boyd and Matthew Bartha (Fall 2005)
Understanding the Electoral College (Grade 8) and PowerPoint File Jackie O’Boyle and Rachel McHugh (Fall 2005)
No Child Left Behind (Grade 7) and PowerPoint File Dara Normandin (Fall 2005)
Me in Hartford vs Me in Australia: Geographic and Cultural Comparison through Australia's Aboriginal Tribes (Grade 2-3) and Powerpoint file, Jennie Knott and Emma Goehring (Spring 2005)
How Did We Get Here? Week 4 of a Month-Long Study of Immigration (Grade 4-5) and Powerpoint file, Nora Steinman and Jessica Wagner (Spring 2005)
Vietnam: Both Sides of the War (Grade 8) and Powerpoint file, Hubbard White (Spring 2005)
The Institutions of Government (Grade 8) and Powerpoint file, Aaron Altman and Charlie Callahan (Spring 2005)
Assessing the American Revolution Through Primary Sources (Grade 8) and Powerpoint file, Holly Thompson and Natalie Kindred (Spring 2005)
Around the World: Exploring Children's Rights (Grade 6) and Powerpoint file Stacey Raboin and Bianca Sims (Spring 2005)
Bringing Mexico Home (Grade 3), and Powerpoint File Chandler Bernard and Jesse Wanzer (Spring 2005)
The Journey to Civil Rights Through Song (Grade 7) and Powerpoint File, Kelli Perkins and Heather Moore (Spring 2005)
Cartography for Kids (Grade 3) and PowerPoint File, Andrea Leverant and Amanda Miser (Spring 2004)
Learning Geography through the Connecticut River (Grade 7), Erica Rosenzweig (Fall 2001)
Discovering the Americas (Grade4), Mimi MacKinnon (Fall 2001)
Education for Citizenship: Teaching for Children's Rights (Grade 6), Melissa Martinelli (Spring 2003)
The United States Bill of Rights (Grade8), William Moyet Jr. (Spring 2003)
Your Voice Counts!: A Lesson in Democracy (Grade 2) & PowerPoint File, Carly Anderson (Fall 2001)
Overview of "Our World": An Interactive Curriculum (Grade 1), Lygia Davenport (Fall 2002)
Biography-on-a-Box (Grade 2), Beth Ramaley (Fall 2002)
All Roads Lead To Rome (Grade 6), Juan Medina (Fall 2002)
The Fire This Time (Grade 6), Mo Masterson (Fall 2002)
Exploring Connecticut: Combining Social Studies and Visual Arts in the 4th Grade Classroom, Elena Wetmore and Kate Hunter (Spring 2003)
People, Places, & Things of Hartford (Grade 3), Karen Huebner and Marta Espitia (Spring 2003)
iCelebracion! The Art and History of Flamenco (Grade 5) and PowerPoint File, Vanessa Chabrier-Davis and Lainey Polikoff (Spring 2003)
Educating Abuse (Grade 7), Paige Blumer (Fall 2002)
Mexican Celebrations (Grade 4), Tara Borawski and Kara Weidig (Spring 2003)
Living in a Straight World: Equality for Gays and Lesbians in America (Grade 8) and PowerPoint File Lindsay Mohr (Spring 2004)
Olympics for a Multidisciplinary Education (Grade 2) and PowerPoint File, Hannah Knipple (Spring 2004)
Eight Eyes on Japan: A Multicultural Education Through Multiple Intelligences (Grade 1) and PowerPoint File, Ryan Kenedy and Katie Rodgers (Spring 2004)
Culture Shock (Grade 4), Jake Isbrandtsen (Spring 2004)
All Sides of the Triangular Trade (Grade 8) and PowerPoint File, Richard Agostinho and Elizabeth Pennington (Spring 2004)
Power of the People: An Empowering Course in Social Activism (Grade 8) and PowerPoint File, Sarah Cantor (Spring 2004)
You've Never Seen True Beauty Until You Have Seen Hartford (Grade 8), Connecticut, Matthew C. Derrick (Spring 2004
History through Diaries (Grade 4), Eric Lawrence (Spring 2000)
Famous American Series: Lincoln and King (PowerPoint file) (Grade 2), Erin Linehan (Spring 2000)
The Rainforest, (Grade 4), Bryan Driscoll and Susan Kelly (Spring 2000)
An Exploration Into China (Kindergarten), Diana Hofstein (Fall 2000)
Carnival: Expressing Self and Culture (Grade 6) Nien Sung (Fall 2000)
A Lesson in Geography   (Grade 5) Gaurav Juneja and Brendon Sullivan (Fall 2000)
Geography: A Way To Understand Our World (Grade 3) Cathryn A. Skedd (Fall 2000)
Integration and Appreciation of Mark Twain in Hartford School System (Grade 7)  Molly Schofield, Erin Stanley (Fall 2000)
Geographically And Morally Stranded  (Grade 6-8) Ray Coplin and Tony DePina (Fall 2000)
Multicultural Education: “Understanding our Neighbors and Understanding out Society”  (Grade 6) Maya MacAlpine  (Fall 2000)
Migration of Two Caribbean Groups to Hartford  (Grade 7-8) Tara-Ivette Osorio and Rose Lopez  (Fall 2000)
Pathways to Peace (conflict resolution) (Grade 3) Shannon Stormont  (Fall 2000)
Research is Fun-damental (Grade 7) & PowerPoint File, Hilary Cramer and Trude Goodman (Fall 2000)
Rice and Bagpipes: Cultures Beyond the Classroom (Grade 2) & PowerPoint File, Nicola Blacklaw (Fall 2000)
City Planning (Grade 7) & PowerPoint File, Jacqueline Katz (Fall 2000)
New Words for the Neighborhood (Grade 4) & PowerPoint File, Katharine Vlcek (Fall 2000)
Exposing First Graders to European Culture (Grade 1), Julia Tiessen (Fall 2000)
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