An annual project on soap by Clarksville Middle School's eighth-graders has captured a first-place team-teaching award from the National Middle School Association.
The six-week unit requires students to create, produce and market soap, incorporating skills from science, math, language, arts and social studies, Kathleen Glascock, Clarksville Middle's media specialist, said.
The National Middle School Association presented the award at its annual conference in New Orleans earlier this month to Ms. RTC Glascock and two other Clarksville teachers involved in the project -- science teacher Mary McClurg and English teacher Kathryn McKinley, who is the eighth-grade team leader.
"It's really a nice honor," Ms. Glascock said. "We think it has gotten to be an excellent unit."
Clarksville's soap project was one of 20 "creative, interdisciplinary middle grades classroom projects" recognized by the middle school group and Prentice Hall School, an educational publisher. The competition attracted 640 entries.
The school will receive $200 in publications and a one-year membership to the middle school group.
Prentice Hall also announced that it will publish Clarksville's unit in January as part of the company's "Interdisciplinary Explorations" series.