Students are busy working on research projects this week that they began last week.  My student teacher and I are very excited to see what everyone comes up with.  The assignment has thrown some kids for a loop - present how an item (or idea) has changed over time.  It turns out that some students' idea of "history" is less than a decade! 

Luckily, we've managed to educate our classes on the importance of researching an item (or idea) that has been around for more than a few years.  So far, we've got topics such as the history of: orchestras, video game consoles, American dresses, the English language, medicine, and television. 

This Friday (April 22), students will be presenting an oral report plus a physical display (and some students are creating PowerPoints!).  The third component is a research paper, complete with parenthetical citations and a works cited page.  Does it get more fun than this?!  :)

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