8th graders recently worked on a special project that incorporated current events, technology skills and a lot of collaboration.
The lyrics of the song "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel are all historic events that occurred throughout Joel's life. 8th graders each created presentations with one iconic image and one slide with historical information on the events mentioned in the song. Then, students selected some recent major events which could fill in the chorus section of the song. Finally, students presented the information on their topics to the class.
8th Grader Danen Wendte compiled all the images to go with the music.
"I feel like it turned out well. Everybody gave me a lot of support and good feedback. It felt hands on. It was cool that I learned something while doing something I enjoyed," Danen said.