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Students will use the template provided to create a crowdfunding page for a particular cause or person. This activity encourages students to demonstrate their knowledge in a creative way. It also allows students to use higher-level thinking skills to create a persuasive argument relevant to particular person, group, event, or time period.
• This assignment can be modified from an assignment for a single student to one involving pairs or groups and can be assigned as classwork or homework.
• This template can be used with many different age groups and ability levels.
What is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is a way of raising money for a project or cause using small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the internet. Sites like GoFundMe.com and Kickstarter.com are among the most well-known crowdfunding sites used today.
This assignment can be used:
• As a way to reinforce content taught during a lesson
• As a review after teaching a lesson
• As a starting activity to help students access their prior knowledge
• As extra practice for a student who is having trouble with a certain concept
Use with Various Subjects
• Literature – Students can create a crowdfunding page for a book character or famous author.
• History – Students can create a crowdfunding page for a historical figure, important event, war, political campaign, or reform movement.
• Geography – Students can pretend he or she is a citizen of a particular country and create a crowdfunding page addressing a certain problem that country faces.
• Science – Students can create a crowdfunding page for a famous scientist or inventor.
• Mathematics – Students can create a crowdfunding page about a famous mathematician.
• Current events – Students can create a crowdfunding page based on problems that they see in the news or everyday life.
• Teacher instructions
• Student instructions
• Printable blank template
• Fillable PDF form for completion on computer
• Student instructions for completing fillable PDF form
• 2 examples of completed template
• Optional rubric
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