Handbook of Engaged Learning Projects


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Subject/Content Area: Science, Language Arts, Math, and Social Science

Target Audience:
This multigrade level unit will involve third and sixth grade students. This is an interactive, interdisciplinary, thematic project. This is appropriate for students at all ability levels. Program requires hardware/software for Internet access.

Project Goal: When posed with the problem of destruction of the rainforest, students will develop interpersonal skills, research skills, content objectives, technical skills, and higher order thinking skills.

Learner Outcomes: Through cooperative activities, students will be able to:

Alignment with Standards (National Standards):

Assessment of Students: Students' performance will be assessed formatively through teacher observations. Students and teachers will cooperatively develop a rubric for the final product. Summative evaluation will include self-evaluation and teacher evaluation.

Author: Patti Furlano, Joyce Nelson, Teri Rakes and Amy Willis, Braceville Elementary School, Braceville, IL.
Handbook of Engaged Learning Projects sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab. Funded by the North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium based at the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL).
Created: August, 1997