CPS Students Present Top Social Studies Projects

April 29, 2019

Cincinnati Public Schools’ students in grades 4-11 will demonstrate their research skills at two districtwide showcase events in May.

LINK Projects — linking the past, present and future through inquiry, innovation and exploration — from students in grades 7-11 will be spotlighted on May 3, followed on May 9 by grades 4-6.

The LINK Project is a project-based learning experience. Students develop an argument with a claim, then provide evidence and reasoning that address driving questions.

Examples of driving questions:

  • How did technology in ancient Eastern Hemisphere civilizations influence quality of life? 
  • How has proximity to water shaped civilizations throughout history?
  • How did the debate between state power versus Federal power shape the early development of the United States?

Students compose a research-based argumentative paper supported by credible primary and secondary sources. Working in groups or individually, students also create presentations that display the research and work.

Students shared their work with their school communities, and the top projects from across the district were selected to appear at the May showcases.

What: LINK Project Showcase — Grades 7-11 — about 170 students

When: Friday, May 3, 2019

10 – 11 a.m. — Student Showcase of Projects 

11:10 – 11:55 a.m. — Program and Awards

Where: GE Aviation, 1 Neumann Way,  Evendale, 45215

*News Media: Due to security requirements, reporters covering this event at GE Aviation must pre-register by emailing Pat Zerbe with reporter’s name, organization and country of citizenship. 


What: LINK Project Showcase — Grades 4-6 — about 200 students

When: Thursday, May 9, 2019

10 – 10:45 a.m. — Student Showcase of Projects

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. — Program and Awards

Where: Aiken High School, 5641 Belmont Ave. (College Hill) 45224