Wednesday, May 22, 2013

College Week Activity - College Research and Posters

Wow.  It has been a really long time since my last post, but as most people know, it is testing season.  Most of my time recently has been spent preparing, giving, and then recuperating from the test.  We recently celebrated college week here at my school, so I had the sixth graders work on a project in partners to learn a little more about the colleges they were interested in.
First, they had to work together to do research on the college they had chosen.  We are lucky enough here to have a few IPADs that we can pass around and share, but this could totally be done in a computer lab.  I gave each set of partners this worksheet to guide them.
Then, they make posters using the information they have gathered.  Here are a few of the posters my sixth graders made this year.

When all of the posters are complete, I put them on the walls around the room.  Then I give them this worksheet.  They use it while they walk around the room and get information from the posters that the other students have made.