DISCUSSION PROMPTS: RENAISSANCE, RE-BIRTH, EUROPE, REFORMATION, INQUIRY QUESTION, OUR PLACE IN HISTORY
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Final Renaissance Projects are done for some, and almost done for most!
Integrated in the project from day 1 for the students and me, assessment is essential, but very complex. This year in grade 8 humanities, the students and I have worked to focus on assessment of their "work" as a conversation between each of them and me, primarily, and at times their peers, and even sometimes their caretakers/guardians/parents. In fact, the roots of the word "assess" tell us a lot:
|Joe Bower's short piece on this fact is an interesting read.|
Using the assessment tool, and in-class check-ins and conversations, students worked throughout the project to inject assessment into each step.
I am really excited to have the students present their final projects. Here is a sneak peak of some from each class: