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It's time...for an extra learning opportunity!

Exactly what are we talking about "extra credit?"

I am offering extra learning for students to replace a project grade from this semester.
Since we have studied world cultures and many different countries, the project must align with those standards. So....you have choices!

NOTE: If you want to substitute this "new" project grade for a not-so-stellar project grade from the Latin America unit, then your "new" project needs to focus on a subject that has to do with Latin America. (For example, you need to choose a topic like the Incas, if you want to replace the Latin America project grade. Or if you are not happy with your project grade from the Australia unit, then you need to choose a topic that relates to Australia like the Great Barrier Reef or Ayers Rock for example.) If you have questions, make sure you contact me sooner rather than later to make sure that your "new" grade will substitute for the grade you want to replace.

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Choice 1

Digital Travel Guide/Brochure: Include information about your country.
Example: where to go for fun, what people wear, what sites/historical landmarks to see, what kind of food they eat, what they do for jobs, recreation, education, important cities, famous people from your country, what kinds of music they like, what holidays they celebrate, etc. Use your creativity. This is supposed to be a fun way to learn something more about a country that interests you!

1. It has to be a country on a continent you have studied this semester!) NOTE CHANGE.
2. You can use PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.---your choice. Remember: if this project is replacing a grade, it needs to be really good!
3. Make sure you cite your sources of information.
4. If you have questions, just ask! (I am sure I have forgotten some detail that you all will want to know!)

Choice 2

Write a digital cookbook: A country's cuisine tells a lot about the people who live there and their culture.
1. Choose recipes from various countries/continents we have studied (both semesters) and compile them in a digital cookbook (A PowerPoint or something similar is fine.)
2. Choose 15 recipes from the same or different countries and include pictures of the dish and tell the reader a little bit about the ingredients and other interesting facts about the dish.
3. Include other interesting facts about your country as it relates to food, celebrations that revolve around food, etc. (ex. Thanksgiving in the United States)
4. Make sure to cite your sources!

Choice 3

Create a digital presentation on the famous people from your chosen country throughout its history.
You can create a PowerPoint or a Prezi (or use another presentation program) to present biographical sketches on at least 6 famous people from your country.
Each sketch should be at least 3 paragraphs long, explaining who the person is, why they are famous in their country (or the world), when they were born/died, what they contributed to the world, etc. and include at least 1 picture of the person. (It should be like a biography book report.)
You can include where the person was born, job, family, etc.

Don't forget to cite your sources!

If you have questions, please be sure to ask.

What if I don't like those options? When is it due?...and other questions of great importance!

**If you don't like any of my ideas, please email me your suggestion for a project, so that I can approve it before you move ahead.
**Your extra learning project will be due to me in the 'Extra Learning" Dropbox by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 17th! This will give you time to complete it and will give me time to grade it! Of course you are welcome to submit it before April 17th!
**Reminder: If you have questions, please call or email me!