Student Group Projects
All projects assigned in this category will
require time outside of the regular classroom setting. Students
should always get started on any project work quickly, and allow a little
time each day for them in order to not stress themselves about the
Collaborative (group) work provides
students to pool their knowledge, skills, and efforts to collectively
create a single project or product. The final product is varied
depending upon the unit of study, however, virtually all collaborative
projects incorporate presenting the finds to the class.
Generally, collaborative projects will
include four or five students in each group (sometimes chosen by the
students) with each student being responsible for a specific
component or part of the project.
The majority of the grades earned on
collaborative work (75%) is recorded as an individual grade with
the remaining 25% being a shared grade received by all in the group.
This allows students to experience group activities without having the
overall project grades adversely affected by a student in the group not
performing to a satisfactory level.
Detailed instructions are sent home when
projects are assigned to help parents be able to assist and monitor the
student's work. Occasionally these instructions might request a parent
signature to verify that the instruction packet has been reviewed
by a parent.
Project Deadlines - A Must
It is extremely important that students
meet the deadlines for all projects.
Students must be present the day
their group is to present -- how can an individual present part of a
group presentation on another day and effectively help the group?
Projects must be completed on or before
the due dates. It is always difficult to schedule makeup days for late
presentations because the class is beginning a new unit of study.
Projects are a significant part of the
overall grade in class, because the final product demonstrates a high
level of understanding of the materials covered.
|> Sample Projects
|Eventually, there will be links
placed here of some of the projects that students have done.
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