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PROJECT OVERVIEWName of Project:              Project Youville                                                            ...
Group:          Group will choose how to demonstrate what they have learned: movie, PowerPoint,                           ...
Resources    On-site people, facilities:   Community InterviewsNeeded             Equipment:                    Classroom ...
PROJECT TEACHING AND LEARNING GUIDEProject:                                                   Course/Semester:          Kn...
PROJECT                   CALENDARProject:                                                                Start Date: June...
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Ms. Medina's First Project Planner

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Ms. Medina's First Project Planner

  1. 1. PROJECT OVERVIEWName of Project: Project Youville Duration: class yearSubject/Course: Teacher(s): Ms. Medina (Ms. Zarou originator) Grade Level: 6th gradeOther subject areas to Ancient History, Art, Englishbe included, if any:Project Idea Students will study various civilizations throughout ancient history, determine what characteristics define a civilization,Summary of the issue, design their own ideal civilization, and present the characteristics of their ideal civilization through a presentation formatchallenge, investigation, of their choice (movie, PowerPoint, poster, play, etc.)scenario, or problem:Driving Question What would be the characteristics of an ideal civilization?Content and Skills 6.2 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, andStandards to be Kush.addressed: 6.3 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the Ancient Hebrews. 6.4 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of Ancient Greece. 6.5 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of India. 6.6 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of China. 6.7 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures during the development of Rome. T+A E T+A E21st Century Skills Collaboration X Other:to be explicitly taught andassessed (T+A) or that Presentationwill be encouraged (E) by Xproject work, but not Critical Thinking: Xtaught or assessed: Presentation Audience: © 2008 Buck Institute for Education 1
  2. 2. Group: Group will choose how to demonstrate what they have learned: movie, PowerPoint, XCulminating Prezi, poster, play, etc. Class:Products and XPerformances School: X Community: Experts: Individual: Web: PROJECT OVERVIEWEntry event tolaunch inquiry, Students will be introduced to the characteristics of civilization throughout the year in History. In English we will also read Theengage students: Giver and watch the movie Pleasantville which introduce the notion of alternative societies or “utopias”Assessments Quizzes/Tests X Practice Presentations X Formative Assessments Journal/Learning Log X Notes (During Project) Preliminary Plans/Outlines/Prototypes X Checklists x Rough Drafts X Concept Maps Online Tests/Exams Other: Written Product(s), with rubric: X Other Product(s) or Performance(s), with rubric: X Summative Essay Movie, PowerPoint, poster, play, Assessments (End of Project) Oral Presentation, with rubric X Peer Evaluation X Multiple Choice/Short Answer Test Self-Evaluation X Essay X Other . © 2008 Buck Institute for Education 2
  3. 3. Resources On-site people, facilities: Community InterviewsNeeded Equipment: Classroom laptops Materials: All materials supplied by teacher Community resources: Cultural centersReflection Journal/Learning Log X Focus GroupMethods (Individual, Group, and/or Whole-Class Discussion X Fishbowl Discussion Whole Class) Survey X Other: © 2008 Buck Institute for Education 3
  4. 4. PROJECT TEACHING AND LEARNING GUIDEProject: Course/Semester: Knowledge and Skills Needed By Students Scaffolding / Materials/ Lessons To Be Provided to successfully complete culminating products and by the project teacher, other teachers, experts, performances, and do well on summative assessments mentors, or community members Lessons on how to write essays.Students should be able to write clear, coherent, andfocused essays.  Review and practice components of essays: including introduction, supporting evidence and conclusion.Students should be able to work in cooperative groups to  Cooperative learning norms, skills, modeling, practice.research answers to focus questions. History Alive text lessons on the major ancientStudents need to gain knowledge of the aspects of all significant ancient civilizations civilizations: Reading Notes, Crosswords, Study Notes, Jeopardy Games, Assessments. Cooperative Group and Whole Group lessons onStudents will need to determine what the most important characteristics of a civilization are. what is a civilization.  © 2008 Buck Institute for Education 4
  5. 5. PROJECT CALENDARProject: Start Date: June 4, 2011 MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY Project Week OneStudents work in Teams present elementscooperative groups using to whole class.what they have learnedabout ancientcivilizations to determinewhat the elements of acivilization are (economy,language, culture, etc.) Project Week TwoStudents work in Teams create a finalcooperative groups to chart of essentialdesign and describe the elements of a civilizationcharacteristics they think and the idealessential for an “ideal” characteristics of each &civilization determine the mode of presentation Project Week ThreeStudents develop their Students develop their Students develop their Students practice their Students present theirPowerPoint PowerPoint PowerPoint presentations. proposals to the class forpresentations, movies, presentations, movies, presentations, movies, of the ideal civilization.songs, art, posters, plays songs, art, posters, plays songs, art, posters, playsor Prezi. or Prezi. or Prezi. © 2008 Buck Institute for Education 5

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