Websites that have external links for projects
Create social media interactions
Create a Game: Download a template below
Create a QR Code HERE
Create an engaging poster that has a professional look to it. There are 1000s of templates to choose from. Go to Easely.ly to make yours today.
Edit a photo using Picmonkey. Click HERE
Create a collage. Click HERE
Create your own "Fake" phone text messages. This could be a great way to write conversation between to historical or fictional characters. Click HERE
Pearltrees is a site that allows you to create a web of material that you can tailor to the topic you are studying. You can attach websites, photos, notes, twitter, facebook, etc. to your Pearl Tree. Check it out. Click HERE
Guidelines for Projects
1. You get what you put into this. If your goal is an A, you’ll completely miss the point.
2. If your goal is to be creative and really push yourself, you’ll probably have an awesome project that will obviously get an A.
3. If you don’t mess up, fail, or get frustrated at least 5 times, you’re not trying hard enough. Keep going.
4. If you try to find a “safe” project, it won’t be that great. If you attempt a “risky” project, it could potentially be great. Take the risk.
5. The second you begin to think of grand ideas and then start saying, “Yeah, but…”– keep going. You’re heading in the right direction.
6. This could be the coolest thing you’ve ever done or you could look for the easy way out. It’s your call. That’s how life works. If you want to be average and always wonder “What if” then go the easy way. If you want to be extraordinary, you could do that as well. Average people look for the easy way; awesome people try to make everything the coolest thing they’ve ever done. That’s life.
7. Many of your classmates will hold back and not take the extra step. Their projects will be OK, but they’ll be lacking something– you’ll know it and (more importantly) they’ll know it, too. Don’t be like them. Stand out. Take a risk.
8. If most of your friends think your project sounds great, it probably isn’t. If most of your friends think your project sounds too crazy or too difficult or too far out there, it’s probably an awesome idea! Do the latter.
9. Have fun.
10. Don’t focus on the grade. Focus on being awesome. The grade will be a bi-product.
This resources gives you ideas for projects across the curriculums (Math, Geography, Civics, Art, Etc.). Click HERE
This is a site about pallets. It shows you multiple uses for a pallet. I think it could be really neat to paint one side of the pallet and then use the back side to create boxes that display pieces and parts of a social studies theme. Click HERE
Here is a pinterest board with a ton of great ideas. Click HERE
Create a Lego animated movie. Click HERE
Get free music for your project that is Royalty Free. You can search by the genre of the music or the feel of the music. Click HERE
Many of us learn best when we see examples of what other students have done. We get inspired to try something or make alterations to what we have seen. Then we take what is working and keep using it, and we take what it not working and get rid of it. This link contains three pages of video examples of projects students have created. Click HERE
There are 28 projects for kids in grades 6-8. These are collaborative projects with other classes around the world. A few of the projects include writing autobiographies, writing a joint novel, writing about local environmental concerns, sharing local history, and debunking stereotypes.Click HERE
There are 24 project ideas for students in grades 6-8. They include creating a community storybook of stories and remembrances of family and town members, designing a product and creating a commercial to sell it, and creating a presentation to sell your community to a business deciding on which town to locate in. Click HERE
For 8th grade students. Based on their knowledge of African-American resilience exhibited from the Civil War era to the Civil Rights era, students write stories or spoken word poetry of their personal experience with resilience. Free registration required to download details. Click HERE
Use ReadWriteThink's online interactives to compose a children's picture book, complete with illustrations, and a front and back cover. Click HERE
This website has a ton of great resources for internet-based creations. This page even has the site categorized by the type of project. Click HERE
Think about all the things that can be done with a shoebox. You can recreate a historic scene, a shadowbox theater, a symbolic art piece, diorama, and so much more
Use a combination of real objects and drawings on a whiteboard to tell a story. Lay the items flat so that the look like they are 2 dimensional.
Create a clipping from a newspaper that discusses a topic that you are studying. Click HERE
Create a timeline with pictures and narration. You can include stories about the events that occurred as well as add details in your own words. You will need to create a free account to begin creating. Click HERE
Search for music to enhance your presentation. You can search by genre or feel. These are AMAZINGLY well done. the downloads are in mp3 format and can easily be incorporated into Microsoft Movie Maker. Click HERE
Edit a Youtube video to only contain the necessary pieces and parts for your presentation. Click HERE
Headbandz is a great game that causes its players to ask informative questions to find out what card is on their forehead. Not only does this challenge the player who is trying to figure out their card, but it also challenges the other players to be able to answer the yes or no questions about the card. Check out the game HERE
Combine your love of LEGOS and comics by creating your own original free LEGOS comic strip. Click HERE
Using your own script, you can create your own storyboards. Click HERE
Create Your Own Game
In this particular game, the characters are transported to their world through a portal. You could design a game based on historical figures that are transported to different parts of the world based on the historical content. These characters could go on missions to ensure that certain historical events occur. Create the characters out of clay. Paint them, and give them modes of transportation (Boats, Carriages, Horses, etc.). Design the world they live in. Go so far as to even create the packaging that the figure would come in. What are some of the powers that the character would have? What is a weapon they would carry?
Click HERE to see how to make your own book
Click HERE to find ideas for projects geared towards students in grades 6-8