This is a multi-class graphic arts assignment designing an Alphabet Poster for children. The specifications for the poster are given, as well as samples and a rubric.
I was very fortunate to have a poster printer in our classroom and after these posters were completed, we printed and laminated them and donated them to several local hospitals for their pediatric units. One year, I arranged a class trip to the local Ronald McDonald House and we donated over 25 posters to the families of young children for their hospital room. My students gained both design experience and learned about how great 'giving' is.
I discovered that when students know their final project will be actually used and displayed, they put more effort into it. The possibilities are endless.