Aligned with the Common Core, Green Halloween is a costume construction project that involves group-work, research, planning, construction, and presentation by students. Very basically, students are re-using materials, from home or about, to create a costume for a group member. During the process they are engaging words from Environmental Science while researching, producing, and presenting. There is something for every type of learner to do in each student group and their collective desire to both have fun and perform is high. It has been my experience that students take this one and run with it. Be confident in the level of buy-in by your students as you will witness them ask questions of interest, coordinate planning time outside of school, and beyond. Expect to see everything from box-like robots to elaborate and ornate costumes that demonstrate the unlimited imaginations of your students. Additionally, the results will create energy around the school and an opportunity for you to document creativity and comprehension in your classroom with lots of pictures and artifacts of learning.
*Powerpoint to help students through the steps.
*Suggested scope and sequence.
*Student voting rubrics
Common Core Standards
LA.8.RI.CCR.7, LA.8.RI.CCR.10, LA.8.W.CCR.7, LA.8.W.8.7,
LA.8.W.CCR.9, LA.8.W.8.9, LA.8.SL.CCR.1, LA.8.SL.CCR.2,
LA.8.SL.CCR.4, LA.8.SL.8.5, LA.8.L.8.4
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