In this student-centered learning challenge, students are put into balanced groups. A leader is chosen who divides the tasks within the challenge to the members of the group. Students will explore a big question, "How did the people of Judaism (Israelites) show resiliency throughout ancient history?"
Students have very little background knowledge and must accomplish this task by using the resource links attached to this learning unit. Student learning is guided with a set of focus questions that must be answered and presented. They must work cooperatively and coordinate this task. Students will then create a Google Slide show or Power Point Presentation in order to showcase their learning. This will be presented to an audience.
A scoring rubric is included.
I have found that allowing students to take charge of their learning with me as their guide has worked wonders in the classroom. Students love learning this way rather than the traditional way of me regurgitating information to them. They are in charge.