Student assignment sheet for a research and hands-on product project about the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Students get the choice of 4 topics important to the economy and culture of NC to research: Performing Arts Centers, Furniture Market, NASCAR, and Research Triangle Park. They must then create a product that enhances their learning. 3 of the products involve engineering out of recyclable materials. The fourth involves technology. This project lends itself well to presentations upon completion.
This project hits on NC Essential Standards for 4th grade Social Studies and several Common Core Reading and Writing standards (there is a mini-rubric including on the sheet).