What If? Set up a scenario to raise students’ anticipation to begin the project Get them excited, curious, and eager to begin Share a story, an anecdote, a hypothetical situation, a perceived need Be creative, positive, encouraging
The Essential Question Examples: Why is math useful every day? Why do people make music? What is another culture like? Why is California, U.S., world history important? How do I visit Japan? Who needs computers?
Timeline: Monday: Introduce the unit; pick partners if it’s cooperative, assign duties Tuesday: Gather data Wednesday: Gather data, create product Thursday: Gather data, create product Friday: Create product, prepare presentation Monday – Friday: Present to the class
Grading Must finish each day’s assignment by bell Project application file must have x-number of elements (application rubric) Student must know x-amount of knowledge about the subject matter (content rubric) Presentation must have x-number of expectations (presentation rubric)
EXPLORING THE MISSIONS OF CALIFORNIA Kelly Hughes
Imagine that you are in charge of running your assigned mission. You have a friend who is interested in learning more about the 21 California Missions. They would like to visit a mission, but can’t decide which one to visit. Create an informational brochure that will convince your friend that your mission is the one they should visit.