We will be working on a collaborative, integrated project in the computer lab for the next several weeks. This project integrates technology skills with social studies content.
Objectives for this project include:
Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct
knowledge, and develop innovative products and
processes using technology.
Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to
communicate and work collaboratively, including
at a distance, to support individual learning and
contribute to the learning of others.
Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate,
and use information.
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and
conduct research, manage projects, solve problems,
and make informed decisions using appropriate
digital tools and resources.
You will be traveling the world and researching your cultural topic in different places on 6 continents - North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. You will each have a “passport to adventure” and collect photos, facts, mementos, souvenirs, and memories in a passport scrapbook. This is a virtual trip around the world so use your creative imagination as if you were actually in each place to give a first person report of all the place you visit. Your team is the “cultural anthropologist” who specializes in your particular topic. To become an expert in this topic, you must do plenty of research and be ready to share what you have learned in your final product.