You’re near the end of the school year — your social studies text book doesn’t cover 20th century history — but your students want to know more about these fascinating times, which they've heard about from movies, television or family reminiscences. What do you do — you let them teach themselves and their classmates through a series of slide shows that focus on each decade of the 20th century! This student-driven project gives students experience in research, oral narration, and graphic design and is suitable for the junior high or high school level. Included are 28 pages of information and rubrics as follows:
• A Teacher Introduction that explains how to guide student research and how to grade the finished projects
• A Student Rubric outlining the project and its requirements
• A Grading Rubric for content, graphic design, and oral narration
• A Key Events and Famous People list with over 700 ideas for guiding student research
Check out the Preview and see how diverse the ideas are for the decade of 1900-1909. The unit is available as a PDF.