Over the past month, 5a students have been hard at work becoming experts on ancient civilizations so that they could help a group of nomads set up their very own settlement. By using the cultural universals (the necessities for successful civilization) students gathered facts, and began to pull out their ideas to share with the nomads about how to set up their civilization. One of the reasons this project forces students to use complex thinking skills is because students cannot just regurgitate information, but instead have to analyze and evaluate the information they learned.
Your child will be coming home today or Friday with a checklist to help them evaluate their presentation skills. Please feel free to help them by letting them practice in front of you, and by giving them feedback. Below are pictures of the students practicing for their presentations, which will take place on Monday and Tuesday.