Design Your Neighborhood Curriculum
7th and 8th grade PBL Units
For the 2018-19 school year, NCDC has partnered with MNPS teachers, Cumberland River Compact, and a research team at Vanderbilt University to develop a standards-based unit for 7th and 8th grade science, ELA, social studies, and art courses. The 7th grade units focus on neighborhood connectivity and transportation issues while the 8th grade units address the need for more affordable housing. Participating teachers will receive all instructional materials needed to implement the units plus a $100 stipend. See the flyer and curriculum samples below to learn more, and please sign up if you are interested.
Community Design 101
Community Design 101 is a series of hands-on activities that engage student with the basics of neighborhood design. The activities can be stand-alone, or work as a whole unit for an extra curricular program or elective course. Note: This curriculum does not include a stipend as it is not a part of the Vanderbilt University research project.
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