TASK: Students will complete a project on some aspect of Europe in the Middle Ages (Medieval times—approximately 500-1500AD). Students should select a topic they are interested in, research that topic, and create a project to demonstrate what they learned about their topic.
DUE DATE: You will have 3 days in class to research and start your project. This project is due after you return from Spring Break during the week of March 20th.
TYPES OF PROJECTS: You may not write “a report” for your project. Some suggested types of projects are:
Poster (information + at least 5 pictures)
Scrapbook (pictures and captions in a book format)
Model (make something and write a summary about it)
Artifact (make something that looks like an item from the Middle Ages + written summary)
Diorama (make a scene showing life in Middle Ages + written summary)
Musical Presentation (record or perform music from the Middle Ages or musically present)
Write a Story (write/illustrate a creative tale to describe some aspect of Medieval life)
Write/Illustrate a Graphic Story about Middle Ages (comic book style)
Powerpoint—about 10 slides-these must be completed at home, as there will not be enough computer time at school to do these in class.
Other: if you have a project idea that is different than those above, let your teacher know what it is and you can do it if it is approved.
TOPIC IDEAS: Below are some possible topics for projects; you are not limited to this list, but all projects should have content that is appropriate for 7th graders. If you have a topic idea that is different than those below, ask your teacher if it is OK to proceed with it.
Sources of Information: Students will be given 2 days in class to look at library books, encyclopedias, textbooks, and computer sources. Links to sites to find info are included on Mrs. Hayter’s and Ms. Mack’s webpages on the GMMS Website under the Staff/Cores tab.
HOW PROJECTS WILL BE SCORED: All projects will be scored using the following RUBRIC:
Project meets all of the content criteria for a 3, plus it demonstrates advanced thinking and/or strong creativity.
It is apparent that the student put extra thought, effort, and time into making their project outstanding.
Info includes at least 10 facts about the chosen topic.