Should not be done at the expense of homework or other classwork, ideally completed over a vacation
Students will judge and determine point value to be added on to quarter grade.
These have to be sturdy and well constructed enough to last for years in room 300. They should also demonstrate some research and include a small written narrative explanation, key or guide.
Should be large enough to be viewed clearly from at least half way across the room (say, a couple of feet in length or height). Mr. Grande must approve your plan.
Buddha head or statue or Hindu statue, with brief explanation
Stained glass, with brief explanation of importance
Illuminated manuscript (Bible, Koran or Torah)
Large version of a primary source, old looking (ie Magna Carta)
Large version of primary source, annotated in margins (ie Dao de Jing, 95 Theses)
Model of a Gothic or Romanesque cathedral, mosque, Buddhist temple or other important religious shrine, with key. Could be a generic model that explains the key components of a temple, mosque or church, or a specific one.
Model of the Ka’abah.
3 dimensional map of an important event, change or era from course
Model of important new technology from curriculum, ie heavy wheeled plow, Gutenberg’s printing press, saddle, silk production, Dhao, with explanation of origins and importance
Model of an aqueduct
Poster explaining a form of government or political ideas (ie. Democracy, Oligarchy, pros/cons of equality, change in life expectancy over time.
Create a sculptural monument to an important person or event that conveys a favorable or negative feeling, attitude or perspective (ie. Columbus, Battle of Poitier, Mongol rule in China, Jewish expulsion from Spain, African slavery)