FOR WHOM: Any teacher looking for a creative and student-centered project that incorporates technology while assessing students' ideas and language.
TOPIC: Self-Esteem / Beauty / Appearance
DETAILED DESCRIPTION: Your purchase includes the assessment description and instructions for students, tailorable to your own class due dates and grading specifications. In this project, students work in pairs, where they take the role of U.S. president and vice-president to create their own unique plan on how to address real-world issues revolving around low self-esteem. The idea is for students to pitch their plan to the American people (their classmates); they, therefore, are competing against other groups for a vote. Students will design their plan and then create a private YouTube video recording that only you as the instructor are able to view. Additionally, they will apply specific academic vocabulary (included) to their presentation. This exciting, relevant project will explore issues relating to beauty and appearance, while expressing themselves through technology, all while allowing students to practice specific aspects of their language. Example video links are provided.