We have been enjoying being part of a LitClub & History Club this year. (More about LitClub later...)
For History Club - we are walking decade by decade through the 1900's - a lot of major history during this time period! We meet once a month and discuss, then each student has an assignment to work on until the next meeting.
Their assignment has been to select 20 facts from a variety of topics ( i.e. - famous people, inventions, music, religion, daily life, etc. ) and to put those facts on a collaborative time line (we use TimeGlider) and to integrate them together into a unified presentation.
Creativity is the key here - the sky's the limit!
I absolutely love how this has stretched my kiddos into using technology and thinking up new creative ideas every month. We've had Prezi's, board games, even a lego creation "Decade at the Museum" - I may need another blog post!!
This one has to be one of my favorites - the new "movie trailer" - Hope you enjoy it too!