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.
Students create a card game based on the storyline of a book they are reading.
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 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.
Students will design and create an eZine based on a topic they are studying in the classroom.
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.
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 set SMART goals for the coming school year, identifying action items they can complete to achieve them.
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