This was originally done as a celebration of Saskatchewan's Multicultural week but could be done anywhere. It is an engaging and exciting project in which pairs of students choose a country to research and create a display based on that country. We also had a pot-luck lunch where all students could bring a sample of the cuisine from their chosen country and an opportunity (optional) for students to present a dance/song, etc. from their country. * Presentation rubric not included. Our displays were set up for other students in the school and community members to view.
I have included the entire assignment outline that we used. All you would need to do in order to use this is go through and add in your specific dates and times.
A "marking menu" that was used to assess student projects is also included. Students have the opportunity to "choose" the grade they would like to receive and then must complete all of the listed criteria for that grade. As they complete items off of their list, they have it signed by the teacher. This promotes mastery learning as each item must be done properly and completely before receiving the signature. They may need to go back and make corrections/changes a few times, but when it is done, it will be done properly. This is a fabulous way for students to celebrate multiculturalism!