Mrs. Klein’s social studies class recently completed a research project involving Europe.
At the beginning of the unit, each class made two posters using a proportional drawing technique that they previous learned while studying another unit.
Then, all students had to research all eight pictures to find out as much interesting and informational facts as they could. The eight topics were as follows:
- Russian architecture as seen in cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg
- Ukrainian egg art ( pysanka )
- Eiffel Tower
- Germany / Berlin Wall
Once this was done, their creative juices kicked in. They had to pick one topic that they were most interested in and decide on a creative way to report on it. They were given about 20 ideas to pick from or design one of their own. Some of the choices were as follows:
- Design a travel brochure
- Write a cartoon
- Design a game for the class to play
- Create a handmade item
- Create a replica or diorama
- Create a Google presentation
- Write a TV commercial
- Write a song or poem
The result were very impressive. Many hidden talents were discovered as each student presented their various projects to the class. Some are even asking if they can do this again when they start the next unit of study.
All of the projects, except for the on-line projects, are on display in the library and in the lobby.
Many visitors have already viewed them during parent conferences. Please take a look next time you are in!