We are embarking on a huge project for 3rd quarter. Students get to study anything that they are passionate about. Through a topic of their choosing they will engage in a project on two levels. The first level is an inquiry/learning approach. The second level is one of action and doing.
All this week we have been brainstorming topics. The trick is to find a passion that has an inquiry aspect with burning questions that you can't wait to answer and to also have a doing stage of a skill that you can actually practice and task that you can complete.
Below you will see an example of my three passion brainstorms. Students and parents should look at the three passions students have brainstormed. Have a discussion on what is feasible. Parents, please sign the page coming home today that represents a choice that you and your student agree would be an exciting passion project.
What veggies grow in Alaska
What is square foot gardening?
How do backyard chickens and gardening serve each other?
What magapixels? What does it mean to have more or less?
How do mirrorless and DSLR cameras compare?
How does timelapse photography work?
Does digital photography make taking pictures at night (Northern Lights) easier?
How do Castillian and Latin Spanish differ?
What is the best way to learn a language?
If I learn Spanish, what other language will be easy to learn as a result?
Who can speak Spanish with me?
What countries have Spanish as their primary language?
What percentage of American's speak Spanish?
Create a growing schedule
Design a garden layout
Take timelapse photography of my growing garden!
Join a gardening club and learn from others in the community.
Create a guide on my blog about how to take timelapse photos
Create timelapse photography
Take pictures of the Northern Lights
I want to hold light conversation with my Spanish speaking friends
I want to understand how sentence structures work in Spanish