This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2.00, as of 2008-11-25.
Technical Completeness: 2
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2
This is an interesting project that requires students to learn about many different aspects of another country. Students work in a small group to create a brochure in hopes of convincing the President to travel there. The lesson is organized and has step by step directions and clear roles for each student. The lesson gives students the opportunity to do computer research, to write independently, and to collaborate with other students on the finished product. It also includes a rubric for evaluating the project.
While the lesson does not clearly state the objectives, the conclusion addresses the value of the lesson to student learning. In order to use this lesson effectively, it would be beneficial to create a student handout with the directions. This type of lesson could also be used with other countries and/or places around the world. It should be noted that the links in the lesson do not work but the information could be easily accessed through a general search on the web.