After your students have practiced internet research basics, send them out into the World Wide Web to do independent research and create a poster on a “wonder of the world.” This unit can be graded as a culminating judgment of student ability. The poster requirements are set up to use Apple’s wordprocessing application called Pages, but you could apply it to any other wordprocessing program. Included in this download are a list of 20 of the more interesting wonders of the world, a student handout listing requirements for the poster, and a grading rubric for the 200-point assignment. It is aimed at 5th or 6th grade students. Although students will find most of the information they need on the listed website, they are encouraged to explore other websites and search the internet for pictures. The assignment can be stretched from two to four week, and the 5-page download is in pdf form.
Wonders of the World
by Diane Yale-Peabody
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