An epic capstone to 6th grade World History India & China Units! This project has a "menu style" options page, which allows students to choose from several options and incorporate higher order thinking into their capstone.
Each group choses
-One "Appetizer" (Comparing and Contrasting)
- One "Main Course" (Synthesis, Modern Problem Solving, Real World Situations)
- Two "Side Dishes" (Research, Creation)
and optional "Dessert" (Research and Food!)
In addition to the project choice "Menu", I have included a "Project Plan". The "Project Plan" enables students to take responsibility for their portion of the project (AND if another student doesn't follow through, you can refer to the plan and only have it effect the student who didn't complete their part). The "Project Plan" also helps students develop planning skills for future projects and classwork.
This project also includes a comprehensive rubric with a "Group Work" grade. This allows students to rate each other. At the end of the project- the teacher may ask if anyone did not contribute- every teammate that complains about a student is -1 on that student's "Group Work" grade. You could also allow students a silent ballot to rate each other's contributions.
Try it once, and I gaurontee, this will be your yearly Indo-China Capstone Project!