End-Of-Year Project Overview
Students are now working to complete the final End-of-the-Year Project 🙂 This project will require them to research several individuals in history who are considered important because of inventions/contributions made. For example…where would children be if Ole Kirk Christiansen didn’t invent LEGO blocks? And, aren’t we all thankful that Willis Haviland Carrier was insightful enough to create modern day air-conditioning! The research articles have been pulled for the students (by the teachers), and time is being provided in class for students to research each of the focus individuals.
Using notes collected during research, students will create a brochure that contains various elements that connect to skills covered throughout the year (argumentative, expository, narrative, grammar, etc.).
A final piece of the project will require students to present findings discovered during independent/outside school research. Students will draw from a list of possible individuals in class on Tuesday (April 17th)–(This date has now been updated to Wednesday, April 18th), and complete research/prepare to present their findings about these individuals to students in the class. The due date for presentations will be approximately during the 2nd week of May…a definite date will be provided at a later time- in a later post.
The following link provides an overview and description of all phases of the project:
This will hopefully be an insightful and engaging activity that will provide an opportunity for review in addition to a final practice using many of the skills learned this year.
Please see the timeline below for an overview of timing, due dates, grading targets, and various other resources.
If absent at any time, students should plan to see me ASAP (during homeroom) to discuss a plan for catching up with any missed tasks. Since we are quickly nearing the end of the year, timing is crucial!
Monday (April 16)
Students will view a video which highlights the CARRDSS technique for evaluating resources. The link below provides an overview of the technique.
Formative assessment – Friday, April 20th – CARRDSS technique
Tuesday – Friday (April 17 – 27)
Students will be provided a packet of resources each day from which they will collect notes about the individual presented in each packet.
GRADE OPPORTUNITY: The research note packets will be collected and graded for quantity and quality of notes collected on each individual (1 page of notes required for each individual – one individual researched each day). This will be a formative grade.