Passion Project for Reluctant Readers and Writers In Person OR Distance Learning

Grade Levels
7th - 12th
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50+ In Person Teaching / 30+ Distance Learning
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Engage your reluctant readers and writers with this Passion Project Unit (also known as Genius Hour or 20% Time), for both in-person OR digital learning. This unit takes students through a series of interactive and engaging activities that teaches them the "why" behind passion projects. Then, students follow a Passion Project Plan Template and begin working. Students direct their own learning - what they learn, how they learn it, and how they show what they learned.

This is approximately a 3 week unit. During the first week, students engage in purpose-building activities like:

* What do meaningful, real-life learning experiences have in common?

* Reflect on the gap between real-life learning and school learning

* Explore your strengths and interests to find your Passion Project topic

* What are the benefits and challenges of inquiry-based learning?

Then, students create their Passion Project plans, document their learning, write, and and create final products. The experience culminates in student presentations and final reflections.

This product contains - For In-Person Learning:

* Teacher’s Guide

* 30+ Editable PowerPoint Slides

* Printable Handouts

* + PDF versions of the above

* Google Classroom-ready Student Passion Project Work file

For Distance Learning:

* Teacher’s Guide

* Google Classroom-ready Student Passion Project Activity Book (with 15 activities)


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Total Pages
50+ In Person Teaching / 30+ Distance Learning
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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