Reflection: Titanic: The Project Day One - Section 2: Setting a Purpose


My original plan for projects involved digital tools, pretty pictures, and high-tech resources. I wasn’t really excited about the idea of paper models of the Titanic. Sometimes the pressure of performing in the digital age squashes plain old ingenuity. And to be honest, I wasn’t really sure how these projects would be perceived, especially when posted on a website as an exemplar for others to follow. That’s sad, but true.

But, at the end of the day, it’s about the kids – not me. It doesn’t really matter if our projects aren’t showcase worthy or involve the latest and greatest technology. If a piece of paper and some crayons excite students while showing me what they’ve learned, then that’s all that matters.

This part of the unit taught me more than it did my students. Let it go. Enjoy the time you have and stop worrying if what you're doing is good enough. Because it is. 

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Titanic: The Project Day One

Unit 9: The Titanic
Lesson 22 of 26

Objective: SWBAT generate ideas for a group project.

Big Idea: Today we begin an impromptu project. Students meet in their groups to come up with project ideas related to their opinion choice.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, Nonfiction (Reading), Research Writing and Practices, nonfiction, fiction, research, Titanic, multigenre, opinion, reflection, opinion writing
  25 minutes
2010 titanic museum at night pigeon forge tn
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