Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Farewell to Manzanar: A final project

Students came back from Spring Break well rested and ready to share their Farewell to Manzanar book projects. At the end of every classroom novel, I assign students a project to complete. They get to choose from 3-5 different options. I try to make each book have a completely different list of choices and make sure that the projects reflect some of, what I think, are the most important themes or facts from the book. I also like to give a variety to meet the different interests and strengths of each student.

Project choices:
1. Make a map of the Internment Camp
2. Create a family tree using the terms to describe each Japanese generation
3. Write a newspaper article pretending to interview the people from the book

They never let me down! I love the creativity and excitement!

FAMILY TREES





MAP MAKERS




NEWSPAPER ARTICLES



I introduced the unit with a Timeline and Activity WWII that can be found in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

4 comments:

  1. The projects look great! I love to give my students options for big projects as well. ;)

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    1. The kids always impress me with their creativity! I love to see what they will come up with!

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  2. I love giving students a choice in how to show what they know. Great projects! They did a great job!

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    1. Choices are where it's at! That way they can choose according to their strengths and interests! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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