Industrial revolution choices
I have introduced the topic of the Industrial Revolution, first by viewing an episode from, "Mankind, the Story of All of Us". The students will now have an opportunity to select from a multitude of projects that will explain the Industrial Revolultion in greater detail. They have the choice to view video clips and complete quizzes or outline the main ideas; they can choose to write an essay or prepare a "newscast" or a puppet show; they can bake a cake with a map of the Industrial Revolution in Britain. They have a choice of constructing models of inventions (including the Model T, Spinning Jenny, Cotton Gin, an oil well or even a "functioning" telegraph. They might choose to create a cartoon strip about the Wright Brother's airplane or the history of Child Labor during the Industrial Revolution. Each of the projects are valued with different point amounts. The amount of points needed for a grade of 100% is 220. (I tell the students to plan for a little extra in case they do not receive full points for any particular assignment. The last date any project will be accepted is December 11. There are milestone dates established of November 13 and November 23 to make sure they stay on track. Ask your student which choices they have in mind and any "materials" they might need. Most of the paper assignments are to be done in class and the materials for most of the choices will remain in class. I will place a few of the readings on my web page, but not the the actual assignment descriptions which you will need to get from your student.