What was your driving question?
What PBE principles were highlighted in this project?
Students at Teton Science Schools initially focused on understanding the basic principles of geometry like types of angles, types of lines, etc. As students reached a higher level of mastery with these concepts they took them and created their own map system that used examples of each type of line and angle. Students had a voice and choice in the process with the decisions around what type of town they created. The project was particularly creative with the naming of the towns i.e. “E-ville Ski-ville” and “Gymnastics Town” and “Wings of Wisdom”, etc. In the research process, students utilized google maps to gain tips for their blueprints. The maps were done in a bird’s eye view where streets might interact at a right angle to create perpendicular lines for example. Once completed, students got to add individual details with types of buildings and with the coloring choices from an art perspective.