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The Bucket List: “Short Research Project” with Real-World Goal-Setting

Grade Levels
7th - 12th
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7 pages
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Description

Bucket Lists don’t have to be morbid; they can inspire us, give us hope, and force us to change or try new things. Setting goals is a valuable skill made even more priceless when we learn HOW to achieve them!

Hook students into doing research in disguise, hiding the work within a topic that they actually care about! In this project, students first make their own bucket lists and are then instructed to go RESEARCH how to actually accomplish at least ONE of those list items in a step-by-step manner.

Next, students prepare a short slideshow presentation to share their goal and the process to the class. (Plus, presentations mean easy in-class grading for you!)

This 7-page/slide download includes:

• Teacher’s Page, including essential questions, standards covered for Grades 6-8 and 9-10, suggestions for grading W.7 and W.8, and a link to an article for background reading (optional)

• Directions Page: introduce the project and hook students with clear directions

• Rubric: Assesses CCSS writing and speaking standards, including slide design and speaking skills used during the presentation; includes spaces for teacher feedback and self-assessment.

• Mock student PPT to evaluate/discuss as a class

• PDF copy, in addition to the editable Word doc

NOTE: This product is INCLUDED in my BUNDLE of 10 “Short Research Projects” and my Public Speaking Activity Bundle. Check them out to save big!

Last File Update: January 2018

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Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
3 days
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

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