This project is designed to assist students in meeting Common Core ELA standards, Geography Standards and our district's technology standards.
Through creation of this project, students will need access to computers/tablets/personal devices to research and create a powerpoint, or some other multimedia visual presentation.
This is designed to be a 2 week project that features directions, a student workbook with daily checkpoints, a grading rubric (to be used by the student as a checklist and the teacher as a grading tool), and a listing of standards for which the project aligns.
This project focuses on economics, trade, people, migration and landscapes around the world - themes in any geography class.
This project is designed to be applied to any country globally when using the CIA world fact book website as a guide.
I will be using this project to focus on the continents of Africa, Asia and the region of the Middle East. Students voted on which areas of the world they would like to focus on, and surprisingly my students selected these three regions as areas of interest (mostly because very few middle school standards lend themselves to these regions in particular).
At this time, I foresee this project utilizing 1 day of introduction, 6 days in the computer lab, and 3 days for student in-class presentations.
I have designed this project to be used by my students in groups of 2 or 3, however this could be a solo project as well.
Though this project is designed to take about 2 weeks of in class work, the number of standards that this project applies, makes the two weeks well worth the time allotted.
I have created a sample project applying the directions to the United States as the sample country, and would be happy to share the sample project upon purchase.