alternative assessment (rather than a test)

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  1. HufflePuff

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    the students will be wrapping up a project in which they were split into groups. each group had a different chapter (the english colonies) to study and present.

    i want to assess them on all three chapters, not just their specific chapter. any ideas of how i can do this other than just a test? or alternative types of tests?
     
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    What about having them make a Mind Map to demonstrate their understanding?
     
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    what is that?
     
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    The type of assignment is probably going to depend on what was discussed in the chapters.

    One idea is that they could write letters. They could pretend to be colonists and write letters to family in England about the major things discussed in the three chapters.
     
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    They could write a newspaper or comic strip describing the four or six or whatever important events in the story?

    A mind map is a graphic organizer. A circle map, flow map, etc. If you Google it, you will see. My school uses mind maps and they are wonderful.
     
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    Perhaps they can invent their own colony. They'll have to come up with a layout of their settlement, a style of government and laws, crops and livestock, tradesmen, religion. Depending on the content of the chapters they studied, you might have them incorporate effects of geography and climate, how their colony might be received by figures in history, or how they might treat Native Americans.

    The product might be a simple map and write-up, or might grow to be a model, a skit/play with costumes, whatever!
     

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