Bidding Requirements

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To: Parties Interested in the Smallville Prairie Development

From: Smallville Town Council

Development teams interested in purchasing forty acres of thr Smallville prairie are invited to present their ideas at a town meeting open to members of the community. Please present information to convince the public that your prairie development plan is the best. Some groups want to provide a "boost" for our community; others want to protect the prairie at all costs. Obviously, we will have to compromise to provide for ALL of our town's needs. We must consider economic and social factors as well the environmental concerns we share.

Who will win the bid? How will the land be used to best serve the our community? Your research and presentation will tell the story! Although time will be limited, all team members will participate in the presentation. Visual aids will help the audience see what your development will look like and make your most important points. A well-organized, factual, rehearsed presentation will be more likely to convince the residents to vote for your proposal. Be creative and HAVE FUN.

Each develoment team must complete all components of this project as follows.

  • a development proposal:
  • a project research plan showing when each part of the assignment will be finished and by whom
  • entries in your daily logs
  • working documents
  • an oral presentation of your plan at the Smallville Town Council meeting
  • a team self-evaluation

Residents attending the town meeting will recommend the best development plan and submit a written explaination of that choice, justifying the decision with factual arguments. Town Council members will review all recommendations before voting on the final choice.



Development team members will be evaluated on what they have learned and the research skills they have developed. For ongoing assessment follow your teacher's guidance. For final assessment check out the following rubric. Other project rubrics assess research skills.