Mammoth project encourages independent learning

A group of gifted middle-school students in California created a life-sized woolly mammoth using orange flags linked with twine on the school lawn -- a project that teaches students lessons in math, science and social studies. "This type of project allows for student-directed learning," one teacher said. "They're not directed [by a teacher]. This kind of project gives them a greater independence."

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