This product includes detailed instructions, rubrics, and group evaluations for a Historical Pop Culture Magazine Project. Students choose a historical decade and create an original magazine that illustrates aspects of social and cultural history from that time period. The instructions for the project are structured, yet provide flexibility to complete the project as an individual, pair, or triumvirate. The instructions also include many choices to appeal to a wide variety of student interests, such as fashion, automobiles, technology and gadgets, music, weapons, and interior décor.
This project is suitable for students in Middle / Jr. High or High School. It could be used in any History class as it is easily adapted to all historical subject matters. It makes a great end-of-semester or end-of-year project.
Keywords: alternative assessments, cultural history, creative project, group project, History Project, individual project, pop culture history, semester-end project, social history, Social Studies project, summative project, year-end project.
Carrie Floyd Cagle, I Heart History