As students need to turn in textbooks this week, many are left without a book to do research on their project. 2 years ago, I tried getting students/parents to do this, however, it didn’t work. Here is a blog post from that year, containing the directions to access the textbook online. Perhaps this will work better!!
As we end the year, we’ll do so with a fun, independent project. Students are allowed to select:
- Their partner
- Their topic
- Their guided research question
- Their method
We began this project today, when students completed the back side of Post-Revolution Projectworksheet. The textbook will be the beginnings of this research, but students are invited to use all the methods of good research they’ve learned this year to delve deeper.
This project will be due on Wednesday, May 27th. Presentations will be allowed, optionally, for 10 points extra credit, followed by an extra credit quiz on Thursday, May 28th, based on those presentations.
The objective of this project is not only to cover some subjects and questions from the early republic period, but also end the year with a fun, productive independent study/work product.
Once again, I urge students to review the worksheets that we’ve been using as the core of this class. We’ve studied them, reviewed them, used them for activities, and so on… they should be learned well by now. You may study them as much as you’d like tonight, but the learning for exams takes place over the course of a unit (the last 5 weeks) and cannot really be crammed into one night of studying. This is a foolish decision that many have made.
Today in class, we reviewed for this test with a game, and also reviewed our map. One class didn’t get to it, so here it is!
Good luck studying. Please feel free to ask any questions here. I’ll be available until 3:45 and after 7:00-ish.
The Sears Tower just got even cooler. I may have no problem calling it the Willis Tower now!