In May of 2016, MSB students and staff culminated their year-long Capstone Project on the foundations of the United States of America in Historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Below is an interactive map detailing stops they made on their journey. MSB's Capstone Project is a year-long experiential project designed to help students develop the skills to manage and complete a multi-step, long-term project designed to transfer complex, abstract core concepts taught in the classroom to the world beyond school. During the MSB Capstone Project each student or group of students will select and research a topic, then design a project to be completed over the course of the school term. The MSB Capstone Project provides students with the opportunity to conduct an in-depth exploration into a topic of personal interest and apply grade-level core curriculum objectives as well as the Expanded Core Curriculum for the Blind and Visually Impaired objectives beyond the academic classroom. Each year the MSB Capstone Project focuses on grades 6-12 educational content and showcases the skills and abilities that will be expected of a successful post-secondary MSB student, employee and citizen. The Capstone Project addresses proficiency in core content knowledge, applied learning skills and support systems for all students. MSB staff will annually review assessment data and the Missouri Learning Standards to identify targeted, challenging and specific goals and objectives for each year’s Capstone Projects. Staff will identify regular checkpoints throughout the year to help student's evaluate their learning/progress, facilitate formative evaluation and provide feedback as well as re-teaching, re-direction, direct instruction, work samples etc. as needed. The implementation of the MSB Capstone Project recognizes the need to insure that all MSB students successfully complete a rigorous high school diploma program that gives them access to college or post-secondary training, whether immediately following high school or when and if they choose.

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  • Click green buttons to view animated photo slide shows
  • Click blue buttons to read fun facts collected by students on the trip.
  • Keep scrolling below the map to view links to student research papers and all links included in the map.
  • Click HERE to order a Shutterfly photo book of the trip.

Capstone Map

Group 1: "George Washington: The Man Behind the Presidency" - 9th Grade Advisory

"George Washington" Research Paper
"George Washington" Video Performance

Group 2: "Founding Fathers: Washington, Madison, Hamilton, and Franklin" - 11th Grade Advisory

"Founding Fathers" Research Paper
"Founding Fathers" Video Performance

Group 3: "Betsy Ross: A Woman of Her Time" - Middle School Advisory

"Betsy Ross" Research Paper
"Betsy Ross" Video Performance

Group 4: "James Madison: Father of the Constitution" - 12th Grade Advisory

"James Madison" Research Paper
"James Madison" Video Performance

Group 5: "Benjamin Franklin: Statesman and Legend" - 10th Grade Advisory

"Benjamin Franklin" Research Paper
"Benjamin Franklin" Video Performance


Animated Photo Slide Shows:

Benjamin Franklin Museum and Fragments of Franklin Court

Betsy Ross House


Christ Church and Burial Grounds

City Tavern

Edgar Allen Poe House

Elfreth’s Alley

Franklin Square and SquareBurger

Independence Hall

Independence Mall Area and Signer’s Garden

Liberty Bell

Macy’s at Market and 13th Street and Chili’s Bar and Grill

National Constitution Center

Old City Hall and Banks of the U.S.

Penn’s Landing

Philadelphia Museum of Art

President’s House

Reading Terminal Market

Todd House

Trolley Tour and Sightseeing in Philly

Washington Square


Fun Facts by Location:

Fun Facts Central

Fun Facts Northeast

Fun Facts South

Fun Facts Southeast

Fun Facts West




Page created by Allison Dotter June 2016