This is a power point giving instructions for various projects that can be used to meet state standards for higher order thinking skills. A number of different ideas are included. It is helpful to make an example ahead of time to show to the students.
A sample yearly schedule for class projects, assuming one project per week, excluding test weeks. Most of these projects are available here or on the reccomended websites. A few of them are not included, because of copyright restrictions, but they are available in various publications.
This assignment and rubric are designed to help students complete an essay about an article. The teacher should select an appropriate article and use this assignment to help students respond to what they have read. The public library is a good source of articles (National Geographic, Cobblestone, Calliope, Time, Newsweek, etc.). Your school may also have access to publications such as Junior Scholastic, Weekly Reader, etc.).
A map activity in a format similar to the one used on the article reaction assignment posted above. This assignment requires some teacher guidance. You should…
1) Select a country, state etc for the students to learn about
2) Provide a blank outline map (Try http://www.eduplace.com )
3) Select groups for the students to work in and provide instructions for groupwork behavior