Green Magnet Production Company (GMPC) Projects

GMPC Topics of Study, Big Ideas, Essential Questions, Enduring Understandings, Focusing Questions
Content
Big Ideas
EQs – Enduring Understanding (EU)
Focusing Questions?
Words
9/11
Commemoration
  • Can we change our world by sharing?
  • Does remembering significant moments in our history help us fulfill our lives?
  • Do we remember sadness for only one day a year, and then forget its meaning for 364 days.
  • What happened to your older relatives and friends on 9/11?
  • How can we commemorate 9/11?
  • What thoughts and questions do you have about 9/11?

Commemorate, zeitgeist, ethos,
Remembrance, reminisce
The Green Magnet School
A Magical Place
  • How can we make our school a magical place?
  • If we share the magic inside each of us, our school will be magical?
  • What can you do to make your classrooms magical?


Arts & Tech:

Law & Govt


Math & Sci
Humanities
Aesthetics- School Beautification
Social & Environmental Justice
Innovation
Culture
  • Can aesthetics/justice/innovation/culture help us envision, describe, and create sustainable lives?
  • EU: The devil is in the details.
  • What is aesthetics? Environmental Justice? Innovation? Culture?
  • What can we do to beautify our school?

Students will closely observe by drawing including details: lines, patterns, shape, texture
Story of Stuff
Consumerism
Inquiry
  • If we use something, what are our responsibilities for it?
  • Can how we use stuff affect ourselves, others, and the Earth?
  • Vote With Your Wallet.
  • Create Rather Than Consume
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materials economy:
extraction, production,
distribution, consumption,
disposal, linear system
finite planet, consumerism
obsolescence,
perceived obsolescence
Commercials
Consumerism
Living Lightly on Earth
  • What is the difference between humans’ needs and wants?
  • What emotions and lifestyles do the commercials relate to their products/
  • What influences our decision to buy?
  • What are the commercials selling

commercial
advertisement
brainwash, brainwashed, brainwashing
insidious
Population
7 Billion
Sustainability
Interdependence
Balance

  • Can we sustain our current trend in population?
  • What do we have to do, if we want Earth to support 9 Billion?
billions, trends, trending up,
overpopulation, demographics/ demographer/ demography
Bees
Collapse/
Interdependence
  • Are humans interdependent with the natural world?
  • What service do bees provide mankind? What can we learn


Fracking
Stewardship
Energy
Lifestyle
  • Are we responsible for the Earth?
  • Why care?
  • Can we make a difference?

  • What is the science, math, legal, social, and personal issues regarding fracking?

conundrum, biophilia,
biomimicry, shale, timely
hydraulic fracturing, kairos
propitious
Gratitude
Gratitude
  • Can we read, write, listen, think, and speak about gratitude to improve our lives and our health?
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gratitude, extol, extolled, virtue, delve, hassle