I created this project to allow students to study their own culture before looking at other cultures. In Alberta we study the culture of 4 different countries in grade 3 and I wanted them to understand their own culture first in order to better understand the culture of others.
This project is comprised of 5 smaller projects that each take a few days to complete. The larger project is about 3 weeks long. The unit is student-directed, allows students to use a variety of presentation methods and a great opportunity to help them with project management. After each smaller project, the students fill out a reflection page to help reinforce the learning they did.
Differentiation is built into this project for different kinds of learners/gifted and talented.
Included in this kit:
Cover page explaining larger project to students
5 pages, each explaining a smaller project
Rubric used to mark the 5 smaller projects
Checklist for the larger project
Calendar to help students manage their time
Information explaining how I use this in my classroom