The “Power of One” project was designed to allow students in several of the seventh- and eighth-grade Tier 1 RTI classes to explore the power and impact of one great individual on the history of humanity.
The idea was to choose an individual (or individuals as some groups did) that dramatically altered the course of history for the better and that made an impact on a world that has or will last for many generations.
Students were charged with a 6-8 week research project that included initial research and evaluation of the chosen subject, a rigorous writing assignment related to the research, an intricately designed door display and presentation around the classroom door of their teacher, and a culminating major presentation for the community in the Harpeth High School theater.
The culminating project took place on Feb. 22 in the HHS theater and along with the help of HHS theater teacher, Anita DeFrancesca, the students presented five to seven live performances that highlighted their chosen individual(s) through music, dance and spoken word.
Students designed intricate costumes and stage props, recorded and edited speeches and audio samples, and even wrote their own songs that were included in the intricate performances.
Several HMS and HHS students, along with parents and community members, attended the event and were wowed by the incredible performances of our kids.
From exciting choreographed dances, to riveting speeches and sound effects, the approximately 60 students that participated in this project created some outstanding presentations that honored their chosen subjects in truly admirable fashion.
HMS will soon highlight a video on its social media pages that show off much of this great work.
Participating RTI classes were:
Melanie Buchanan: Women of History
Taylor Hummell: Jackie Robinson
Amanda Casteel: Malala Yousafzai
Karen Carlton: Dr. Seuss