How to set up a project for high school students...
November 26, 2009 9:03 AM Subscribe
I want my students to develop the habit of reading about current events (local to international). Instead of reading a required book over the summer, I would like them to select one to two articles a week from a list of sources I provide them and comment on the articles.
posted by degoao to education (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
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I'd like my students to create their own blogs and post their comments once or twice a week. There would be about 600 students for me to keep tabs on throughout the summer. This is for 13-17 year old high school students at a conservative Catholic school.
My questions are:
What publications should I use? I have developed a small list, but I'd like to hear your ideas. (Although the school is conservative, I'd like to get all perspectives)
How can I realistically keep tabs on the blogs of 600 students?
What kinds of exceptions can there be? (For example, what if the student goes to Jamaica for three weeks and has no internet access)
What should the consequences be if a student doesn't do some or all of the project?