This FUN research project includes:
-An editable PDF for digital use or printing
-A Google Slides version for collaborative student-student and student-teacher work
-Teacher and student directions
-Research resources (sites safe for kids to visit!)
-Research guiding questions/ideas
-Designated space/reminders to record sources
-Student self reflection form
-Student group reflection form
-2 Presentation formats
-Teacher grading rubric for individual students
For this project, your students will each research to learn about 1-2 different component(s) of their given decade. Components include:
-Life of Children
-Cost of Living
-Famous Music, Movies, Etc. (Pop Culture)
-Government Leaders, Laws, Etc.
Students will all put your information together to make one group presentation that gives an overview of their decade in US history. This can be done digitally or live. Two presentation options are included.
On “Decades Day,” your group will dress like they are from their given decade, bring food representative of that decade, and show off their learning! This is a fun, no-prep, highly engaging way to review U.S. history and research writing skills with your students!
*Please note: If you plan to use this project digitally, you will need to have a basic knowledge of using Google Slides. You'll add the slides to your drive, then you have your own copy to distribute to students ONLY. You will not have access to edit my original slides. This protects the integrity of the product and also respects the ToU of my clip artists. Thank you!*
This lesson would work well for all students. It would be especially engaging for "out of the box" creative thinkers, as well as Gifted and Talented students.
For another no-prep project (perfect for the end of the school year!), check out my How To Writing Challenge No Prep Lesson
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