6th grade projects

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  1. Teacheroo

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    Jun 1, 2009

    I teach self-contained 6th grade and I'm always looking for new projects. I thought that we could all share some of the projects that we do throughout the year.

    For me, project favorites are:
    -Egyptian masks (We use plaster strips to cover our faces)
    -Egyptian Diner (a choose your own project that is compiled into a menu or book)
    -I am From poems/self-portraits
    -Volcanoes (more of a lesson than a project)
    -Music Museum (an inquiry project to go along with LA)
     
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  3. scooter503

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    Jun 2, 2009

    I've done Sandwich book reports and Cereal box book reports.
    We did powerpoints on a Latin American country.
    ABC book on a state.
    Country in a box for Europe.
    Model of an atom.
    Timeline combining personal history with world events.

    Those are some things that I've done this year. I'd love to hear what others do.
     
  4. touchinglives

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    We did "Man in a Can" biographies in 7th grade one year that was a lot of fun. A coffee can is decorated to reflect the subject, and the can is filled with real or drawn symbols that explain high points in the subject's life.
     
  5. Teacheroo

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    Great ideas! I've done a book report that sounds similar to Man in a Can, except we use boxes instead to represent the main character in a book.
     
  6. deedee

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    Scooter ---can you explain your country in a box :)
     
  7. dbelmo

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    I would love to hear more about the Country in a box, too!
    Please--Thank YOu

    dbelmo
     
  8. scooter503

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    I put the students into groups of 3-4 (can be done individually, but there is a lot of work involved....it took my class almost a month as it was). I grouped them by interest - they each worked on a country that they were interested in.
    They basically did in-depth research of their country...included things like physical and political maps, the flag, population, language spoken, type of government, famous people, etc. (there was probably 30 or more things). All this information had to be presented in/on a box. They also had to have 10 "artifacts"...things like pictures, postcards, passports, some kids brought in food items. They were a lot of fun.

    I based mine off of the information I found at this website: https://www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/plymo...ademics/Grade 4/Bloom/country_in_a_box-me.pdf
     
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    thanks scooter! :)
     
  10. katrinkit

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    Jul 16, 2009

    This past year we...

    Country Reports that took over our first quarter
    Newspaper Projects on Hebrews
    Egyptian pyramids
    Earthquake Analysis
    Greece simulation with Olympics
    Earth Day Recycling Audit

    Why is it that when you are trying to remember, you can't, but when you don't want to remember, you can't stop?
     

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