Miss E has been working through To Every Nation, a missionary biography based study. We are using this for her sophomore literature class. Her most recent read was Mary Slessor. To close out that part of the study, she decided to create a video book report. She has been enjoying making various videos and movies lately so when we were discussing options, this one just jumped out. She spent several hours deciding what she needed to include, what order to put the information in, and then putting together the video.
The interesting part of this, and something that shows true learning occurring, is that she did this on non-school days. In fact, she worked on it over the weekend because she found it fun to work on a video with nothing else she had to do interfering.
I highly encourage you to work with your student to find ideas and options that are interesting to the student. They may be ideas that are unique and out of the ordinary. They may not be. You student may enjoy writing traditional reports. No problem with that. Forcing the student to vary their projects does help to cultivate the creativity of the student in their responses and that is a good thing.
What projects have your students been working on?
Lori, At Home.
Tagged: high school, literature
I’m thinking my lad would enjoy doing something like this. I should challenge him to do so.
Maybe so. Change is good and challenges can really help change things up.