A structured research project about countries around the world. Scaffolds such as guided notes and essay templates help students research and examine their findings effectively. In this project students will compare and contrast the United States to another country. There are 4 parts: 1) a note-taking chart 2) a compare and contrast essay 3) a keynote/powerpoint 4) presentations
- assignment sheet with directions, essay templates, and grading rubric all on one single sheet of paper
- note taking chart
- compare and contrast essay templates (with long lines so students can write on the template)
When I use this project it takes about 4 hours for actual student work time and then additional time for presentations. I plan approximately 2 hours to complete the research and essay, and 2 hours for the powerpoint.
There are 3 variations of the assignment sheet. One has no essay template, version 1 has an essay template for low level writers, and version 2 has an essay template for intermediate-advanced writers.