I would like to take part of our 6th and 7th grade school day (maybe a study hall time) and change it specifically into a research lab. This would be a time where the ELA, soc st, and science teachers can collaborate and have the students actually go through the process of writing a paper from start to end. I envision this as a 10 week, 3 day, 30 min class with a very set curriculum/ syllabus that the teachers set up together. I have the idea that each teacher will teach/ cover the material that is the most important to his/ her subject area. Each teacher would take a grade from the completed project (using different rubrics). The teachers agree that, if I figure out the logistics, they will help. So, any ideas? Advice?