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Class Projects

This year, Mr. Rafael Rios’ Graphic Novel course collaborated on a great piece of art. As their final project for the course, Mr. Rios challenged the students to create an abridged graphic novel of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. Through their analysis of the techniques of other graphic novels throughout the semester, the students prepared to tackle this feat and excitedly jumped on the opportunity to tell the story of Anne Frank. The class of seventeen students broke down into three groups,  each focusing on one of the three main parts of the graphic novel (the text, the paneling, and the drawings). This graphic novel created by students very effectively tells Anne Frank’s story through a new medium.  The students have learned to both appreciate and effectively use visual storytelling. This project is an example of one of the many great things coming from our students at Union High School when they collaborate and create.
 
 
Principles of Engineering
 
Students in the Principles of Engineering course test out their hydrogen powered race cars. Students use mechanical, chemical, and electrical engineering concepts to design, build, and race their own cars. These cars are powered with hydrogen fuel cells using only water as their fuel. This was one of several activities focused around renewable energy technologies.
 

Music Department

Cross-curricular Project Music and Social Studies

Guided Tour of Vietnam Memorial Museum in preparation for "Miss Saigon"

Cross-curricular Project Music and Social Studies

Guided Tour of Vietnam Memorial Museum in preparation for "Miss Saigon"

Cross-curricular Project Music and Social Studies

Guided Tour of Vietnam Memorial Museum in preparation for "Miss Saigon"

Cross-curricular Project Music and Social Studies

Guided Tour of Vietnam Memorial Museum in preparation for "Miss Saigon"

Cross-curricular Project Music and Social Studies

Guided Tour of Vietnam Memorial Museum in preparation for "Miss Saigon"

Cross-curricular Project Music and Social Studies

Guided Tour of Vietnam Memorial Museum in preparation for "Miss Saigon"

Cross-curricular Project Music and Social Studies

Guided Tour of Vietnam Memorial Museum in preparation for "Miss Saigon"

Cross-curricular Project Music and Social Studies

Guided Tour of Vietnam Memorial Museum in preparation for "Miss Saigon"

Spanish 2

 

Senora Placca's Spanish 2 classes replicated a Mexican "ofrenda" (offering) in order to celebrate El Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead.  This is a Mexican celebration that honors those who have passed on.  The culture was brought to life for the students as they were physically involved in learning and experiencing the customs of this famous tradition.

 

left to right:  (Edmond Neequaye, Ayanna Burrowes, Jacob Scott-Spann, Chelsea Mendoze, Joanna Stern, Christian Camacho)

CAD/Woods

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Woods IV


The students in the CAD class drafted design plans for decks using AutoCAD and the Woods 4 class executed the plans and built scale models. This was a cross-curricular project.