For the school year 2016-17, our 2nd-4th grade class had the overarching question, "What is Expansion?" Throughout the year they studied this both in themselves (how do I feel when I am expanded? contracted? What happens when I expand too much?) in the classroom, and in history. They focused on ancient civilizations, beginning with Greece and Rome and ending with China and Japan.
This was a truly project based year! Here are just some of the hands on projects: