Odds are, your students are very used to being told what to do every part of their day. When they are assigned a project, task, or other piece of work, the students are usually given the exact parameters with which to complete it. It is just the way that most projects seem to pan out. Well, this project is a bit different. The Teach Me Something projects are open-ended in nature, allowing the students to create any tangible final product they would like that fall under the umbrella of a certain topic. The students are given a general rubric to help guide them towards quality work, but are not told what or how to create. That is all up to the student.
In this resource, you will find:
* LESSON PLANS to help you get your students going on this project
* Informational Sheet for your student laying out the guidelines of the project
* Grading Rubric for the final project
* Listening and Speaking Rubric for the presentation
* Check-in forms to monitor progress along the way
* Oral presentation active listening forms
* 18 PREMADE Topic Information Sheets to use with your students
* EDITABLE student forms to CUSTOMIZE the project for your class (housed on Google Slides, so these forms can be pushed out to your students on Google Classroom!)
At first, this type of project can be VERY challenging for the students. They are just not used to open-ended creativity. They will push back a bit. But once the students get going, the final projects are truly outstanding, creative, and unique! Your students will love doing these projects, as they get to be creative and guide their own learning.