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    Cleveland School of the Arts

    “Biz Camp in the Land 2.0” 

    Interested in owning your own business? Students will develop a business plan from the lens of a consumer and an employee in order to prepare for a deep dive into the entrepreneur’s perspective of a business. 

    “Epidemiology”

    Hypothetically, The Cleveland Foundation has decided to donate 10 million dollars towards a public health effort. The students will thoroughly research a public health crisis in their community, design and describe prevention and treatment efforts the wish to have funded and convince a panel of judges that their hypothetical public health crisis and policy deserve monetary backing. 


    Ginn

    “Documenting the Underground Railroad”

    Come create a film documenting the experience of travelers on the Underground Railroad through Ohio.

    “CSI”

    Students will be given the details of a crime (called in over the radio by dispatch).  They will have to arrive at the scene and follow the steps of the investigative process to determine what happened.


    JFK

    Lifetime Fitness”

    Scholars will be given a fictitious 1 million dollars to open an exercise facility. They must decide their professional pathways (career), demographics (who is the target audience) marketing the facility, as well as research the qualifications to achieve mastery of the exercise programs they will offer (how to teach it).


    John Marshall

    All Things Justified”

    The scenario that will guide the course will be students examining a legal system that is oftentimes foreign to many, leaving people feeling victimized and helpless.  This course will give students a start or introduction to a system we have no choice but to participate in on a daily basis.  Knowledge is power will be stressed.

    “Japanese”

    A travel agent has had an influx of customers who want to travel to Japan but are a little intimidated by the cultural differences and language barrier. They want to ensure that their customers have the best experience possible, so they want to hire you to construct a video or brochure that highlights some of the cultural differences and provides a basic breakdown of the Japanese language along with some useful phrases.  

    Lifetime Fitness”

    Scholars will be given a fictitious 1 million dollars to open an exercise facility. They must decide their professional pathways (career), demographics (who is the target audience) marketing the facility, as well as research the qualifications to achieve mastery of the exercise programs they will offer (how to teach it).


    Rhodes

    Freedom of Speech”

    In this project students will explore the topic of freedom of speech, which is guaranteed in the First Amendment to the US Constitution. In addition, they will explore the tension between a broad commitment to free speech as set forth in the First Amendment and the need for some restrictions within the public-school setting.

    To begin the project, students will do some thinking about just what freedom of speech is and what it is not. In this benchmark students will gain an understanding of why freedom of speech is such a strong concept in our culture and in our laws.

    After exploring free speech in an abstract way, students will examine how it works in some concrete situations. First, they will read, discuss, ask questions and write about documents related to a conflict between the US commitment to free speech and our desire to support a United Nations treaty on combating racism. Next, students will explore how several writers have grappled with the tension between our belief in free speech and our desire to limit hate speech. Next, students will determine if and how free speech is afforded to a particular group, race or gender. Finally, students will focus on these questions at the public-school level. How can public schools construct policies that respect free speech but also protect people from having to endure a hostile environment?


    Campus International High School

    Freedom of Speech”

    In this project students will explore the topic of freedom of speech, which is guaranteed in the First Amendment to the US Constitution. In addition, they will explore the tension between a broad commitment to free speech as set forth in the First Amendment and the need for some restrictions within the public-school setting.

    To begin the project, students will do some thinking about just what freedom of speech is and what it is not. In this benchmark students will gain an understanding of why freedom of speech is such a strong concept in our culture and in our laws.

    After exploring free speech in an abstract way, students will examine how it works in some concrete situations. First, they will read, discuss, ask questions and write about documents related to a conflict between the US commitment to free speech and our desire to support a United Nations treaty on combating racism. Next, students will explore how several writers have grappled with the tension between our belief in free speech and our desire to limit hate speech. Next, students will determine if and how free speech is afforded to a particular group, race or gender. Finally, students will focus on these questions at the public-school level. How can public schools construct policies that respect free speech but also protect people from having to endure a hostile environment?