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Genius Hour Student Guide

Grade Levels
2nd - 6th
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This packet has everything you need to successfully guide your students through Genius Hour. This resource led to what was an overwhelmingly positive experience for my students, my parents, faculty, and myself. My students felt so empowered diving into something they were passionate about and all the while they were picking up meaningful educational skills.

This packet walks students through four simple steps to complete their Genius Hour Projects. The Interest Survey helps students generate ideas and find their passion project. The Planning portion helps them create a big question to answer and prepares them to be looking for the right things when they start their research. Once they reach the Research step they'll be given a graphic organizer for recording information. This section ends with them writing a paragraph that answers their big question. Finally, the Project step helps bring their creativity to life as they publish their ideas for an audience to see. Each page has an area for teacher's to add notes and feedback to further guide students.

Included in this packet are:

Genius Hour Rules

Genius Hour Log ( to keep students accountable for their time)

Interest Survey (to help students develop ideas for their project)

Planning page

Research Notes

Project Planning

I can't wait to hear about your experience with Genius Hour! Please share with me any questions or feedback you have!

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