Imagine you’re a grade 8 student who just finished the Social Studies unit about the Renaissance. The teacher stands, and says that before the group can continue, you all must finish one last project. She assigns the page in your textbook, and you flip to it, only to find a daunting task. You must create a giant exhibit, encompassing all the main points of the Renaissance.
Not long ago, my friends and I were faced with the same project, but due to a well thought out plan, and good communication, we were able to finish the project in the time allotted. First, we began to write out all the main points of the Renaissance on a large note pad, such as Sciences, Literature, Art, Math, etc. We then volunteered to cover certain points. As soon as we knew what topic was ours, we were on our own, so to speak. The presentation and subtopics we used were up to us. For example, my topic was Humanism. For my presentation I chose to write a book. Another classmate chose the Science subtopic about space, and created a hanging solar system. Regardless how we chose to present our information, if someone needed help, we were always willing. Next came the need for good communication. We made sure to keep each other posted on how far along we were in our projects, so no one fell behind schedule. Lastly, we made labels, found a spot for the exhibit, and presented to the class. The project turned out pretty well, and at the end of the day, we were all proud of what we accomplished!
Kiara is a grade 8 student who enjoys archery, reading fan fiction, and spending time with her family. She also loves to write and is currently working on her own novel!