Students in 6th grade in an elementary school already feel mature and if they are sixth grade students in a middle school, they want to be adults. High-level technology projects done for a real purpose can engage them in the work necessary for content learning at this level.
Students create a new cover design for a book they are reading to demonstrate comprehension and explore character, plot, setting, symbolism, and conflict.
In this lesson, students build visual literacy and engage in close reading as they investigate the text and imagery on book covers to evaluate whether they are worth reading.
In this lesson, students share why they would save a specific book from the "firemen" in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.
In this lesson, students craft an interview with a character from a book they are reading to demonstrate comprehension.
Students will create a digital scrapbook that showcases the viewpoint of the main character.
Students will create a mock social network page from the viewpoint of the protagonist or antagonist in a novel they are reading.
Students introduce a new hero to the world through an ID card and comic.
Students create a card game based on the storyline of a book they are reading.
Students gain an understanding of symbolism by studying a piece of literature or a poem and designing an informative bookmark.
Students will create a visual, or video, poem as they analyze the imagery in a text.
In this lesson, students read and learn about the Korean form of sijo poetry and then write and illustrate their own sijo poems.
In this lesson, students create vocabulary trading cards that use images to help other students master the meaning of new words.
Students take the lead and design and create their own digital magazine.
In this lesson, students create an alphabet book to share knowledge and information they have learned, organizing their writing using the ABC’s.
Students will develop a movie-style trailer for a book they have read.
Students will build persuasive skills and media literacy as they explore techniques of propaganda and develop commercials that persuade viewers.
Students will write persuasively on a conservation issue and create a public service announcement to promote their cause.
Students will create an infographic poster to share knowledge and data about an issue they are studying.
Students will plan for an event and create a proposal demonstrating how the event might look and how much it would cost.
Students will learn about nutrition and create a sample menu for a week of healthy school lunches.
Students will create an animated video that showcases how physics concepts apply to their favorite sport.
Students create a news broadcast while studying ancient civilizations.
In this lesson, students share their knowledge about a time and place in history by creating a promotional travel brochure that provides information and an itinerary for a visit.
In this lesson, students develop materials to promote a specific region they are studying and make their pitch for a visit to this location at a tourism trade show.
Students will research a historical person or event and retell the story as an animated interview with an artifact from that time or place.
Students complete research on a historical figure and create a video biography of that person.
Create media resources that celebrate and promote the actions of a real world hero.
Students will create a daily newspaper edition to learn about the politics and culture of ancient Rome.
Students will create a historical journal from a fictional character's point of view.
In this lesson, students will create a collection of postcards that demonstrate how different people in the past may have viewed a single event or culture and analyze the range of perspectives in all class postcards to gain a deeper understanding of history.
In this lesson, students set SMART goals for the coming school year, identifying action items they can complete to achieve them.
In this lesson, students create a vision board to turn their goals into words and images that represent what life will look and feel like when they reach them.
In this lesson, students explore the work of Andy Warhol and create their own pop art montage.
In this lesson, students use symmetry to create bizarre creatures around a self-portrait and then write a poem about the image.
In this lesson, students create materials promoting Internet, or online, safety to raise awareness of this important issue at their school.
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