This "menu" is designed to give the self-directed student a wide range of project choice ideas. It can be used for any cultural area and tailored to meet individual classroom needs. In my classroom, I have a specialized "menu" for each of the major cultural areas (I create a fun illustrated cover for each and encase the menu pages in a small binder). When a student chooses a project, they submit their project proposal using the "Independent Research Project Proposal Contract" and use the "Project Log" to monitor their progress. Both forms are available for download on this site, as well.