CHALLENGE WORK OPTIONS
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Welcome Students!

You're here because you'd either like to challenge yourself, need some extra credit or both! Remember EXTRA CREDIT can only be earned if you have NO MISSING ASSIGNMENTS. (If you have any missing assignments, turn those in first, please.)

Choose one of the topics or ideas below or come up with your own! There are tons of possible ideas, large projects or small projects, so scroll all the way down or brainstorm with your parents or friends. Then:
1) Print out the form below and
2) Submit it to me prior to beginning the project.
3) Your grade is based upon EFFORT and ACHIEVEMENT so please make sure you consider these when completing CHALLENGE WORK.




POSSIBLE TOPICS: (Find one here or choose your own.)

Create your own "What Kids Need to Know" video:


Create a Social Studies Bulletin Board:
Working with a partner, triad or foursome include pictures, lettering, games, etc.. to teach us about of one of the following:
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Mahatma Ghandi
    • (or other courageous leaders, both living or deceased from around the world)
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Geographical Features of China
  • The Silk Road
  • A topic from future chapters in our History Alive! text book

Comparing Cultures with Technology Tools: Use a tech tool to present information:
  • Compare and contrast Berkshire with schools in around the world
  • Compare and contrast American middle school students to middle school students in other countries around the world
  • Compare and contrast Berkshire cafeteria lunches with student lunches in other countries around the world
  • How do middle school students spend their free time in countries around the world

Interviews
Read the short story: The All-American Slurp in your gold literature book. Interview someone who has emigrated to the United States within the last 10 years from another country. Create 7-10 questions for the interview that surround:
  • The challenges he/she faced
  • Cultural surprises
  • Similarities/differences
  • Insert your cool ideas here
THEN, Share this interview with the class in a unique way. (Imovie, Animoto, Photostory, Power Point, etc...)

Book Reviews: Global Education Focus
Read and write a review of a book with a global education focus. Check with me, Mrs. Sensineg or you can find suggestions online here: http://www.librarything.com/bookaward/NCSS+Notable+Social+Studies+Trade+Books+for+Young+People

Here are some I found interesting from the site above:
  • At Her Majesty's Request:An African Princess in Victorian England by Walter Dean Myers
  • Secrets of the Mummies by Shelley Tanaka
  • Black Pioneers: An Untold Story by William Katz
  • The Colors of Us by Karen Katz

Other Option to Explore From Around the World
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Activity:
    • Games Around the World (Can we go outside and play them? Yes, of course!)