Mr. Valenzuela

The Boston Capstone Project – Complete Instructions

The Boston Capstone Project

In this collaborative, interdisciplinary project, 7th grade students at Boston Latin Academy will be able to: discuss the status quo in the City of Boston and the problems the city faces today and in the future; work together in small groups collaboratively to research, debate, and design solutions to those problems in Boston; and make a final presentation to their classmates, with the goal of being chosen to submit their final presentation to officials at City Hall! The goals of the project are to: learn how to make Boston a more resilient city for future generations; present their knowledge to stakeholders in the community to make a real impact; and bring together their knowledge from Math, Science, ELA, Humanities, Latin and the Arts to make creative solutions to big problems in society.

Part I - The Status Quo and Research of Variables [Begin: Apr 28, Due Date: May 18]

microsoft_word_logo Imagine 2030 Boston Introduction Letter

adobe-pdf-logo Variables Affecting Boston Today

microsoft_word_logo Brainstorming MEAL Paragraphs on Status Quo Graphic Organizer

microsoft_word_logo Personal Statement on Status Quo Instructions

microsoft_word_logo Personal Statement on Status Quo Rubric

microsoft_word_logo Presentation Notes

Product(s) To Submit: 1) Brainstorming MEAL Paragraphs on Status Quo in Boston to be completed in ELA; and 2) Personal Statement on Status Quo (or Photo Essay) to be completed in ELA

Part II - Data Analysis [Begin: June 8, Due Date: June 8]

microsoft_word_logo Graphic Organizer for Data Analysis of Variables

adobe-pdf-logo Variables Affecting Boston Today

adobe-pdf-logo Imagine Boston 2030 Expanding Opportunity [Complete Report] (Source: City of Boston)

Product(s) To Submit: 1) completed Graphic Organizer for Data Analysis of Variables

Part III - Selecting a Variable [Begin: June 9, Due Date: June 9]

microsoft_word_logo Graphic Organizer Table Debates and Selecting a Variable

Product(s) To Submit: 1) Completed Table Debate and Graphic Organizer

Part IV - Real World Solutions and Why The Romans Couldn't Save Rome [Begin: ?, Due Date: ?]

microsoft_word_logo Reasons Why The Roman Empire Fell

microsoft_word_logo The Role Of Deforestation In The Fall Of Rome

Product(s) To Submit: 1) Completed Research and Graphic Organizer

Part V - Preparing the Presentation [Begin: June 12, Due Date: June 23]

microsoft_word_logo Graphic Organizer Presentation Preparation Sheet

ppt_icon Final Boston Presentation [Template]

adobe-pdf-logo Presentation Checklist

adobe-pdf-logo Variables Affecting Boston Today

adobe-pdf-logo Imagine Boston 2030 Expanding Opportunity [Complete Report] (Source: City of Boston)

microsoft_word_logo Education Research Links

microsoft_word_logo Income Inequality Research Links

microsoft_word_logo Transportation Research Links

microsoft_word_logo Sea Level Rise/Climate Change Research Links

microsoft_word_logo Affordable Housing Research Links

microsoft_word_logo Gun Violence Research Links

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