This handout is an explanation of how I created projects for my students in Social Studies and Science and made contests as well. I used them with my 4th grade students, but some can be modified for other grade levels, or the units might be better aligned with other grades with the common core standards. I am selling some of my projects and this handout gives an idea of what the projects might be like. Each cumulative project was made into a contest or has point values for each activity with a grading scale. This format allowed my students to approach each unit of study from their strengths, be it art, music, theater, writing, etc. After reading this, you may check out my store for such unit projects.