Putting It All Together

Grades: 
6, 7, 8

Students will experience the pride of producing a finished book. They will realize the value of their contribution to the community. Finally, they will celebrate the hard work and efforts that made their project possible.

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Duration 
PrintFour Forty-Five Minute Class Periods
Objectives 

The learner will:

  • assemble individual projects into a book, using computers to aid with layout and design.
  • describe the value of their contribution to the common good of the community.
Materials 
  • Computers
  • Copy machine
  • Binding machine and spirals
  • Envelopes and stamps
  • Project Evaluation Rubric (Attachment One)

Instructions

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  1. Anticipatory Set: How will we bring all of our projects together? Our next step is to take all of the individual work we have done and to pull it together to create something historically valuable.

     

  2. Have all students submit their completed independent projects. Using the computer lab, compile the projects into book form. (Note: If sufficient funds are raised, the text may be sent to be professionally bound and copied.)

  3. Ask students to design invitations for the release party. Each student is responsible for bringing the names and addresses of those who contributed to their individual projects. In class, we will address envelopes and mail out invitations. Invitations will also be sent to members of the town council, school administrators, and parents of The Wellspring authors.

  4. Host the party in the school cafeteria or outside if weather permits. Ask parents to help by bringing food. Ask volunteers to help set up before the party and clean up afterwards. At the party, distribute copies of The Wellspring and celebrate the excitement of producing something that will be valued for years to come! At the celebration, ask students and guests to describe the value of this contribution to the common good of the community.

Assessment 

Grade projects according to Project Evaluation Rubric (Attachment One).

Cross Curriculum 

During this final stage of our project, we will be actively working to create a book from our independent projects. This may require some after-school time to finish the copy. We may solicit help from the high school "tech squad" and parents to help make our book look professional and to make copies. Also, for our Release Party, members of the community will be invited to share in our celebration. Parents are asked to bring a treat to help make our party a success.

Philanthropy Framework

  1. Strand PHIL.III Philanthropy and the Individual
    1. Standard PI 01. Reasons for Individual Philanthropy
      1. Benchmark MS.5 Describe the responsibility students have to act in the civil society sector to improve the common good.