This project started with researching colonial people and left with students drawing connections between classes of people based on their similar struggles.
21st Century Skills:
Communication and Collaboration – How do we communicate our struggles to successfully achieve change?! Who do we need to join forces with? Who needs to hear our stories? Key Questions students had to consider!
Research and Information Fluency – Students designed their own research questions and reevaluated as they went through the project. After meeting with other students they made plans for future research and areas of focus.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving – The authentic problem in this project was – how do we communicate our struggle to get other people to care and help us? This question stretches beyond the colonial era and can be connected to current day struggles.
Creativity and Innovation – Students were allowed to design any project to represent their story and voice. They could make a TV advertisement, blog post, social media event, posters or something of their own design!
DEEPER LEARNING PILLARS:
Student Owned, Authentic and Connected, and Community Supported!
Way to go 6th Grade Social Studies!! You knocked it out of the park with this project!