Make Your Own Settlement Project

So today I went over the instructions with 5S (I spoke to 5L about this yesterday).  Attached to this thread are some pictures of the great work students did last year.

I mentioned last night that some kids didn’t follow the instructions closely enough and as a result they built more ‘modern’ cities, something we are trying to avoid this year, so please keep that in mind when viewing this images.  I just wanted to show you examples of students who really got into their work, that wanted to do something beyond a simple illustration and writing exercise.  When students apply what they have learned to more hands-on activities such as this, the information becomes more ‘real’ and tangible, it develops meaning that it might not have had before.

Below are some images from last year so you can get an idea of the expectations.  Remember, students don’t have to make a model, but last year many students preferred to…

 

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