With everything that we have to cover in a school year, an interdisciplinary project just makes sense. This resource meets expectations Social Studies, Arts and Language Arts.
I use this resource as a culminating activity for my Medieval Times unit. Students are to build a castle that represents what they have learned about Medieval Times in the weeks prior to this. Because I want them to be as creative as possible and I want to assess whether they can get themselves organized to complete a project like this on their own, I don’t give them too many directions. In fact, I only send home a letter saying that they have to build a castle as an at-home project, and I include the rubric for the parents and students to go over. However, I am aware that this type of project may not work in every school environment, so I’ve added some things in order for it to be more specific and detailed. It is up to you to use whichever method you are more comfortable with.
Included with this activity are instructions, letters to parents (in color and BW) about the project, picture examples of castles made by students, handouts, planning sheets, reflection questions for students (in color and BW), and a cross-curricular rubric.
Also available with Canadian Spelling, based on the Overall Expectations for the most recent Ontario Curriculum.
Build a Medieval Times Castle Interdisciplinary Project, Canadian Spelling
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Also available in French!
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