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 MidLink Showcase Projects

Remembering the Holocaust (U)
Monarchs in our Classroom (E)
Virtual Cities
(M)(U)
Famous Marylanders (E)
Poetry Stacks (M)
Bridging Diversity (E)(M)

KidsBooks (M)
Worldwide Folktales
(E)
Walkin' Shoes (M)(U)
Olympic Mascots (E)(M)

Virtual Battlefields (U)
WWII (M)
Plate Tectonics (U)
Medieval Rhymes (M)

 

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Showcase 2001

Grade Level Key: 

(E)= Elementary
(M)= Middle Grades
(U)= Upper Grades

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Visit concentration camps with students from Jasper Place High School and learn the history of the Holocaust.  Read journal entries by a student who participated in the March of the Living.  (Multimedia Mania Winner: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

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Students at Ehrhardt Elementary, Klein ISD, research and describe the life cycle of monarch butterflies.  They use spreadsheets, databases, and movies to document their research. (Multimedia Mania Finalist: Klein, TX)

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Students at Cary Academy created fictitious people who lived in two imaginary cities during the Early Republic. In this interdisciplinary project, students delved into the issues facing our nation at that time and discovered how the politics, economics, religious values etc. would have impacted the daily life of a given individual. (Cary, NC)

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Study famous Maryland citizens in these colorful, informative pages created by students at Fairland Elementary. (Montgomery County, Maryland.) 

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Students at Fielding Drive School, Ottawa, Canada, created original poems and parodies using HyperStudio. You must download and install the HyperStudio Plug-in in order to view them. (Ottawa, CA)

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This project takes Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" as a starting point for reflection for students around the world. Students are asked to build a "Web of Peace" on the Internet; build a website to encourage tolerance, understanding and respect of others; and celebrate diversity as a bridge for peace-building and peace making. (Ottawa, CA)

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7th Grade language arts students write  books for Elementary students. (Raleigh, NC)

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Ronald Harvey School provides resources to read, write, and share regional folk tales. (Alberta Canada) 

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What kind of shoes are best? Students in Northside ISD study study of various qualities of athletic shoes. They put this information into graphs, charts, and databases in order to study it more thoroughly. (Texas)

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Year 7 classes at North Parmelia Primary School in Australia enable students to:
  1. Communicate with other students from around the world using the Internet and e-mail.
  2. Enhance their knowledge of other countries.
  3. Answer questions from other students about Australia, and so learn more about their own country.
  4. Share in the excitement and learn more about the Olympic games. (Australia)

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Students in Bellingham, WA, worked in research and design teams producing web pages that illustrate key evidence supporting the theory of plate tectonics. Images created or gathered for these pages are either copyright free or have been produced with permission from the original programmers. (Bellingham, WA)

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Virtual tour of battlefields by students at Hitchingbroke School, Huntingdon, England. Includes worksheets, diaries, and links to historical sites. (Huntingdon, England)

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As a prelude to the study of The Diary of Anne Frank and Night, a team of 120 eighth grade Language Arts students at Leesville Middle School devoted about six weeks to this site's development. (Raleigh, NC) 

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After studying the medieval time period in world studies, students at Forest Oaks Middle School, Gaithersburg, MD, bresearched the history of the nursery rhyme "Ring Around the Rosie" on the internet, tracing its origins back to the Black Plague. Students also read several "new" nursery rhymes and then created some original rhymes. (Gaithersburg, MD)

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