Massachusetts eighth-graders plan eco-friendly school redesign

12/27/2009 | Republican (Springfield, Mass.), The

One Massachusetts teacher recently challenged her eighth-grade students to propose an eco-friendly redesign of their school campus. Students were given an imaginary budget to fund their proposed renovations, which included the rationale for their designs as well as floor plans, a PowerPoint presentation and an estimate of all expenses. "This unit will help students to create a connection between their environment and key subjects, help them gain important work and life skills," their teacher said.

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