Do your students love John Green’s Crash Course videos!?!? Well, this alternative project is inspired by the series and may be used in place of a traditional document based question (DBQ) essay.
After reading a chapter in the textbook, reviewing primary sources, or completing a unit, students will create a “quilt” using index cards. This printable file contains the directions for the front and back of each card. (4” x 6” index cards are recommended.) A rubric and student samples (fronts only) are included.
Use as an option on student choice boards, as a culminating activity, or a partner/group project. Appeal to multiple learning styles.
- Historical content and thinking
- Creative, informational, and argumentative writing
- Art and graphical representation
Works well with The DBQ Project’s Mini-Qs and other dbqs.
Crash Course Video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9