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Whether students are reading a novel with a foreign setting or need to build background knowledge on a country before starting a History unit, the scrapbook project will see students engage in research with a fun, informative activity! Students will conduct research about various aspects of a country and create a scrapbook as an artifact of their learning. The activity will aid students’ comprehension by building their background knowledge about the country being studied. Rather than wondering about what characters are talking about or basic facts, they will have already developed an understanding that allows for deeper engagement with the subject matter.
This resource is also technology friendly! It can be utilized in classrooms where computers or tablets are central to instruction because the resource has been adapted for digital completion. The resource includes a link for students to complete the student pages in Google Slides™. For instance, students can work with the documents in Google Drive™ or via Google Classroom. With this link, you can have students complete their work online. (NOTE: Not all aspects of the assignment are conducive to digital completion; however the pages are still provided in the digital format.) All they will have to do is create a text box! There is link for student work pages, making the format friendly not only for technology but also trees. The resource includes:
Scrapbook Pages: The scrapbook project guides students to investigate the country’s history, culture, and society. Rather than just writing a paper, though, students will pack their bags for a knowledge adventure! Each page in the scrapbook directs students to learn about specific aspects of the country. By the end of the project, you can be confident students will have developed a wealth of background knowledge to help them understand what is to come.
The entire resource allows for multiple potential uses based on your determination about when and where it would be most helpful, either in-class or for homework. Regardless, every question is aligned to a relevant Common Core State Standard.
The entire resource allows for multiple potential uses based on your determination about when and where it would be most helpful, either in-class or for homework. Regardless, the project is aligned to relevant Common Core State Standards – RH.6-8.1, 2, 7, 10; RI.4-8.1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9.
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