This project assesses students' knowledge of some of Jesus' key teachings, including the Beatitudes, the Sermon on the Mount, and the parables.
It offers a choice of 3 options, which allow students of many different strengths the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding effectively. Option 1 is an art project (illuminated manuscript), Option 2 is a "Write Your Own Parable" activity, and Option 3 is a memorized performance of a Gospel passage of the student's choice.
Rubrics are included for this project, and they make grading a breeze! I graded 100 of these projects with little difficulty.
There is a blank page inserted after the first page. This way, if the entire document is printed double-sided, the rubric for each option prints on the back of its corresponding assignment sheet.
Students consistently produce high quality work with this project, because it differentiates and allows them to play to their strengths.
I have used this project in place of a test with highly positive results. It changes the routine in class and allows students an alternate method of earning a good grade.