By working with small groups to solve problems, one school is finding that community projects help students meet core standards.

Community Projects Help Students Meet Core StandardsA group of Charles City middle school students are working on some real life projects to meet some city needs.

Their teachers created a group project to have small groups of students come together and form a plan to solve problems at Riverside Cemetery.

“Eighth-graders are an energetic work force,” said teacher Ryan Rahmiller.

Some of the needs that were suggested by a board member of the cemetery were upgraded chapel, marketing a perpetual urn program, and honoring veterans with a memorial. Some of the projects the students chose to take on were building a memorial to children who died from a diptheria outbreak in the 19th century, and extending a bike path nearby.

The students have crafted a proposal, an estimation of costs, and a plan for fundraising.

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