One of my middle schools students’ favorite lessons this past year was our final project. The reason why was because they could choose what they wanted to make as long as it related to the theme; which was nautical. They said it was the easiest final they had ever taken. They didn’t know it but it was a lot of work on their part. This final is comprehensive and applies a lot of skills already learned in the classroom; however, it could be used independently. The lesson takes seven days from start to finish. I give the same final to all grades because everybody has a different answer. There were over 200 different correct answers this year. Every year I switch themes according to the band teacher’s spring concert. This year was Nautical. Next year, the final will be in the same format with a different theme.
This digital file includes
• A Material List
• Common Core Standards
• Michigan Benchmark and Standards
• Teacher Example
• Daily Instructions (7 days)
• Check List for Students (handout)