High School Research Models
art career dance english family health
music science social studies theater world language
Visual
Arts
Career & Technology

Criminal Justice

  • The Fingerprint Factor ... Slam Dunk! PowerPoint format: Save and open to respond using interactive text boxes HTML format: Respond using linked documents
    Essential Question: How has the development of fingerprint technology affected the identification and prosecution of criminals?

Engineering Technology

  • Biotech Connections ... Curriculum Alignment
    Essential Question: Which biotechnology applications should be pursued for investment and development?
  • Earth, Wind, and Fire ... Slam Dunk! Save and open PowerPoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: How can you educate your community about emergency preparations?
  • Ethics in Technology ... Curriculum Alignment
    Essential Question: Do the benefits of new technologies outweigh the associated ethical concerns?
  • Head-On Collision ....Slam Dunk! Save and open PowerPoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: How would you evaluate materials in sports helmets when designing  protective headwear?
  • It's Electric! ... Slam Dunk! Save and open PowerPoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: How should cities install or repair power lines? 
  • Mechanical Technology ..Slam Dunk! Save and open PowerPoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity..
    Essential Question: How can you use the 6 simple machines to design your own invention that performs a task?

Teacher Academy of Maryland

  • Considering Content Standards ... Slam Dunk! PowerPoint format: Save and open to respond using interactive text boxes HTML format: Respond using linked documents
    Essential Question:
    Do the national content standards support the goals and purposes of education?
  • Dealing with Discipline ... Slam Dunk! PowerPoint format: Save and open to respond using interactive text boxes HTML format: Respond using linked documents
    Essential Question: How should teachers handle student misbehavior in the classroom?
  • Education Excursion ... Curriculum Alignment
    Essential Question: How do contemporary education issues impact students, teachers, and schools in different countries around the world?
  • Philosophies in Practice ... Slam Dunk! PowerPoint format: Save and open to respond using interactive text boxes HTML format: Respond using linked documents
    Essential Question: How are educational philosophies reflected in your own school experiences?
  • School Choices ... Curriculum Alignment
    Essential Question: Should alternatives to traditional public education be continued and expanded in Maryland?
Dance
  • Asian Dance ... Curriculum Alignment
    Essential Question:How could an understanding of Asian dance traditions enhance the audience's appreciation of a live performance?
  • Careers in Dance ...Slam Dunk! Save and open PowerPoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: What career in dance would best suit my strengths and talents?
  • Dance Rehearsal ... Slam Dunk! Save and open PowerPoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: How does a dance ensemble utilize rehearsal procedures in order to prepare for a production?
English Language Arts

Grade 9

  • New The House on Mango Street - Using Literary Criticism... Slam Dunk! Save and open PowerPoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: How can the critical approaches change our understanding of a text?
  • New Kindred .... Slam Dunk! Save and open PowerPoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: How important is the historical context to interpreting a work?
  • New The Odyssey: The Effects of War ... Slam Dunk! Save and open PowerPoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Questions: How do people endure after facing adversity?
  • New The Scottsboro Boys ... Slam Dunk! Save and open PowerPoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: How have attitudes about race influenced the American justice system?

Grade 10

  • Revised "Characters on the Couch ": The Psychological Approach to Literary Criticism... Slam Dunk! Save and open PowerPoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question:How does the lens of pyschological literary criticism apply to specific literary characters?
  • Cinderella: a Cultural Adventure ... Slam Dunk! Save and open PowerPoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: How are cultural values reflected in literature?
  • Culture Through Literature...Curriculum Alignment
    Essential Question: How are cultural values reflected in literature?
  • Impact of Colonialism on African Culture ...Slam Dunk! Save and open PowerPoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: How can the dynamics of power and control be seen in African culture?
  • Revised In the Time of the Butterflies ... Slam Dunk! Save and open PowerPoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: How do people in a country oppressed by its leaders fight for freedom?
  • NewInfographics ... Slam Dunk! Save and open PowerPoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: How can you construct an effective argument using images?
  • Night...Curriculum Alignment
    Essential Question: How did a specific person or event affect the course of history?
  • Overcoming Oppression... Curriculum Alignment
    Essential Question: How should a United States Ambassador respond to oppression in another country?
  • RevisedTheorist Cafe: The Psychological Approach to Literary Criticism (GT) ... Slam Dunk!
    Essential Question: What is the driving force behind character motivations? Can people change?
Grade 11

Grade 12

  • New Ambition, Power, and Corruption: Macbeth .... Slam Dunk! Save and open Powerpoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: How do  instances of ambition, power & corruption in contemporary society compare to those found in Shakespeare’s Macbeth?
  • Anglo-Saxon Background for Beowulf Slam Dunk! Save and open Powerpoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: How does a society's culture evolve from the experiences, beliefs, and environment of its people?
  • Middle Ages Background to Canterbury Tales Slam Dunk! Save and open Powerpoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: How did the new social structure of the Middle Ages enable the growth of towns and a new middle class?
  • Renaissance Background for Literature Slam Dunk! Save and open Powerpoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: How were the philosophies, religious values, ethics, and social norms 'reborn' during the Renaissance?
  • To the Manor Born: Background for Pride and Prejudice Slam Dunk! Save and open Powerpoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: How did the concept of the manor house serve to further and fortify the class structure from Medieval times to the present?
  • Victorian Era Background for Literature Slam Dunk! Save and open Powerpoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: Why is Victorian /england sometimes referred to as the Second English Renaissance?

Enrichment

Family Studies
Health
Math
Music
  • Planning a Trip to New York City
    Essential Question: Given you a budget of $1500.00 to cover all expenses for the performances, hotel accommodations, transportation, food, etc. Plan the itinerary using all available resources and without going over budget.
  • Performing Arts in Baltimore
    Essential Question: Since Baltimore has a cornucopia of performing arts offerings, which ones would provide visitors a variety of experiences?
PE
  • New Nutrition... Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question:
    How do your nutritional choices impact your quality of life?
  • NewSMART Fitness Plan ...Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question:
    How are SMART goals and the activity pyramid incorporated into a fitness program plan?
  • New Sound Body Sound Mind ... Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question: How does your physical activity correlate to academic performances/brain function?
Science

Biology / Environmental

  • Conserve the Chesapeake ...Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question: How can human activities conserve and enhance aquatic ecosystems?
  • Climate Change ...Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question: How can we manage current and future human activities to mitigate the consequences of climate change?
  • Mitosis Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question: How do the steps of mitosis each contribute to the importance of cell reproduction?
  • Oysters and the Bay ...Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question: What is the connection between oysters and a healthy Chesapeake Bay?
  • Population Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question: How can comparing statistics over a specific time period for Baltimore City and Baltimore County help you draw conclusions about population growth?
  • Stem Cells...Curriculum Alignment
    Essential Question: Should the federal government fund stem cell research on human embryonic tissue?
  • Chewin' in the Chesapeake ... Curriculum Alignment
    Essential Quuestion: How does a human-caused stress placed on the environment affect the life in a food web?
  • Splice of Life ... Curriculum Alignment
    Essential Question: How can the effects of DNA alteration be beneficial or harmful to the individual, society, and environment?
  • Biomes: Now and When ... Curriculum Alignment
    Essential Question: How do the abiotic and biotic factors facilitate the transfer of energy within a biosphere?
  • Fear of the Unknown: Parasites ... Curriculum Alignment
    Essential Question: How can parasite infection be avoided through the use of common health practices?
  • AP Environmental Science Stream Study Slam Dunk!
    Essential Question: How does Oregon Branch contribute to the health of the Chesapeake Bay?

Chemistry

COPS

  • Bone Anatomy ... Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question: How does the structure of a single bone impact the skeletal system?
  • Electricity and Magnetism ... Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question : How do the concepts of electricity and magnetism impact diagnoses and treatments in the medical field?
  • Fighting for Air: Investigating Diseases of the Lungs ...Slam Dunk! Save and open PowerPoint file in Slide Show view for interactivity.
    Essential Question: How is breathing impaired by respiratory ailments?
  • Galileo Slam Dunk!
    Essential Question: After reviewing the experiments conducted by Galileo over 400 years ago, describe how Galileo’s findings are related to the space shuttle and the experience of free falling?
  • Investigating Isotopes ... Curriculum Alignment
    Essential Question: How does the application of radioisotopes impact and improve the quality of life on Earth?
  • Momentum ... Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question: How is momentum involved in sports-related injuries?
  • Static Electricity Slam Dunk!
    Essential Question: How do electric charges and forces explain static electricity and lightning?

Ebooks

Physics

Social Studies

Government

  • Focus on Foreign Aid ... Curriculum Alignment
    Essential Question: Should the United States change its foreign aid policy? Why or why not?
  • Campaign Finance Reform ... Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question: How successful is Campaign Finance Reform in the United States?
  • Checks and Balances ...Slam Dunk!
    Essential Question
    :
    How do the checks and balances provided by the Constitution  control  branches of government ?
  • Community Advocacy...Slam Dunk!
    Essential Question: How has [the issue you chose] impacted your communities and what course of action do you advocate as a solution?
  • Creating Amendments Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question: How have the changes to the Constitution impacted the citizens of the United States?
  • Executive Branch and Immigration ... Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question: How do linkage institutions affect how the Executive Branch fulfills their responsibilities in the United States government?
  • The Judicial Branch and DOMA ... Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question: How does the Judicial Branch modify their opinions of Constitutionality in the United States?
  • Legislative Branch and Gun Control ... Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question: How do linkage institutions affect how the Legislative Branch fulfills their responsibilities in the United States government?

World History

U.S. History

Economics

Military History Elective

Psychology Elective

  • Mental Health Disorders ... Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question: How are mental health disorders diagnosed and treated?
  • The Nervous System and Disease... Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question: How are neurons, the brain, and the nervous system affected as the result of biological disease?
  • Psychological Treatment ... Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability)
    Essential Question: How do the various psychological approaches influence psychological treatment?
  • Who Am I? ... Curriculum Alignment
    Essential Question: How does the study of personality theory help us to better understand ourselves and others?
Theater Arts
  • What to Wear ... Curriculum Alignment
    Essential Question: How do costume designers select the wardrobe for productions in order to reflect the play's time period?
World Languages

Chinese

  • An American Student in China...Curriculum Alignment
    Essential Question: How has my experience as an American exchange student in China expanded my understanding of Chinese culture and affected my attitudes about cultural diversity?
  • New A Journey Through China ... Slam Dunk! (Save PowerPoint for interactivity capability) Level 3 or higher)
    Essential Question: How do geography and climate affect the way of life of minority ethnic groups in different parts of China?

French

Spanish

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