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Group inquiry project

  1. 1. I N S T R U C T I O N S , H I N T S A N D H E L P Group Inquiry Project
  2. 2. Important Dates We will be presenting our projects on Thursday December 2nd. That means, we will be setting up on Wednesday December 1st. That means your project should be done by Tuesday November 30th.
  3. 3. Working as a Team In order for your project to be a success, it is ESSENTIAL that you cooperate effectively. Here are my suggestions: - At some point each of you will have to make a compromise – be open to that. - Do what’s best for the group, not just what you want to do. - Use Google Docs to share your work with each other. - Divide up the jobs that have to be done. - Meet after school and/or on the weekend, if possible. - Be good to each other!
  4. 4. Remember… 1. It has to look GREAT! Make sure you present your work extremely well. Take CARE with your work and ensure it is your best. 2. It must be finished on time. There can be no excuses or exceptions for not having it done. 3. Ask for help. If you are stuck or need advice, please ask , anytime. 4. Share your ideas. Help each other.
  5. 5. Project Parts  Inquiry Booklet  Poster  Museum Item  Information Sources Rating Chart  Oral Presentation
  6. 6. Inquiry Booklet Your Inquiry booklet should detail the journey you and your group from the beginning of this journey. It should include: - Reflections - Plans - Brainstorms - Problems and Successes This will be a separate booklet that is also presented during the exhibition.
  7. 7. Poster Your poster serves as a backdrop to your main museum item. On the poster you will need to include:  Your main question  Your lines of inquiry  Pictures of your process  Central Idea  Multi-lingual parts  Reflections/plans/brainstorms  Questions  Your Information Sources Rating Chart  A few select reflections (or quotes)
  8. 8. Museum Item Your museum Item what you create to present the information you have discovered – the answers to your main question. It can be any form you’d like, including: - Model - Book - Movie - Picture Book - Slideshow - Play - Living Item - Diorama - Audio - Or anything else you can think of. I suggest you think about how information was presented at the History Museum – what was good, bad, interesting, cool about what you saw there?
  9. 9. Information Sources Ratings Chart Over the next month we will be exploring, in detail, different sources of information. You must use the class system that we developed to describe and rate all of these sources of information. Each person must have this Chart in their inquiry books and make sure that it is up-to-date. One group chart will have to be published and presented on your poster.
  10. 10. Oral Presentation When parents, teachers and other students visit your display, they will want to hear what it’s about, how you did it, what you know… Be prepared to speak about your project and answer questions. That means you have to be an expert!