The RAFT Method stands for: Role, Audience, Format, and Topic. This is a well-known method for group projects. I have created this original document for use in my Drug Ed. unit based on the RAFT Method. Each group will choose a drug, then they will research their drug and complete the note sheets (pages 3 and 4). Page 1 is the instructions, and page 2 is the rubric for grading this project. I have this project set up so that each group is going to pretend as if they are the drug and their audience is teenagers. Then, depending on which format they pick (I have included 20 options such as a thank you letter or a party invitation) they will complete their format using the information they researched (the topic). An example might be: group A writes a thank you letter to a teenager who never used cocaine and included all of the negative things that "I" could have done to your body (they are pretending they are the drug). Group B writes a party invitation as ecstasy to a teenager including how the drug will negatively effect them at the party.
I like this group project for my students because it helps them use creative thinking and think outside the box by taking a different point of view.