Personal Project 2019

10th Grade MYP @Hillsboro High IB World School

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR Spring Semester

Due to the unpresedented events happening around the world, we are holding off on assigning Criterion D. We do however encourage you to continue working on your personal projects while we are quarantined as long as it follows under CDCs recommendations for social distancing. We will be gathering information on how you are still working through your personal project during this time and will have a celebration and presentation when we come back to school.

If you have any questions or want to share how you are still working on your project, please email me at


Just added February 2020: Criterion C

Personal Project

All 10th grade students will finish a personal project through their semester long course titled "MYP Sophomore Seminar". This is the final piece to your MYP years that you might have started at JT Moore or West End. Even if you did not attend an IB Middle School and even if this is your first year, you still have the ability to finish a Personal Project.
This is a live document that will be edited and added to as the lessons are presented. Continue to check back to stay up to date.
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Time Line

You will have this semester to complete the Personal Project. Each Criterion will be assessed on the given dates.

Personal Project Academic Honesty Form 3 dates TBD

Process Journal Checks Due Weekly Starting October

Criterion A: Investigate
Criterion B: Planning

Project Proposal: Due November 7th.

Criterion C: Taking Action

Process Journal Check

Criterion C PowerPoint Review Due TBD

Project Presentation February 7th, 2020

Criterion D:Reflecting

Paper Due March (TBD)

Personal Project Fair for Community Partners is March 25th during Project Expo.

Things you will need

Process Journal (How you prepare, plan, & proceed with the project)
  • Provided
  • You can keep blog or digital Process Journal to support your process journal in class.

Annotated Bibliography (Cite and annotate at least 5 sources)

  • Primary Sources (Pictures, interviews, etc.)
  • Secondary Sources (database articles, etc)
Presentation (At the PP Fair in February)
  • Tri-Fold Board
  • Video
  • Demonstration
  • Model
  • Website

Process Journal Checklist NEW***

You should have a journal in hand.

    • Black 3 Ring Binder Provided to all 10th Grade students.
    • Binder stays in class and is to be checked out by student from teacher if you need to work on it at home.
    • Shows the books you've read, checked out
    • Shows the resources you've found and discussed what you've learned
    • Any interviews or help you are receiving from outside agencies.
    • Drawings, graphs, pictures, models, etc.

Review this checklist to make sure that you are on track!

Be Sure to Date Each Entry!

Personal Project Process Journal Checklist

What is a Personal Project

  • It a problem, you see, or you have.
  • It's something you want to learn.
  • It is something you want to help.
  • It's something that you are passionate about and you build a plan around that passion.

Watch this video from another school on how they explained Personal Projects. Note the date, use of Managebac, & the email attached do not relate. (Manabac is a tool that you will use if you pursue the IBCP or IBDP diploma your Junior year.


Criterion A:Investigating

What can you do to make the world a better place?
Make a list of things that interest you.
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Criterion B:Planning

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Criterion C:Taking Action

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Checklist for Criterion C

Criterion C should be completed before Thanksgiving Break. The Mini PowerPoint Presentation will be turned into Mrs. Claassen & your PLT teacher by emailing the PowerPoint Presentation. This is a MINI PRESENTATION, this is not the real presentation. This is to make sure you are on the right track and will be prepared for Dec. 4th.

  1. Some of the Pictures that will be used for your presentation in December.
  2. Show the process of the project
  3. Be able to communicate a 5 minute speech about what your project is about. The presentation will happen with your PLT Teacher
  4. Include citations that you currently have collected.

Criterion D: Reflecting

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Personal Project Fair

What will Project Fair Day Look Like?

  • You must have a project to present or attend
  • Tables spread out for presentation boards.
  • Mac Lab (Flex Lab to the right) for Video or Power Point Presentations
  • Magnets or tape to hold up Printed Posters or Created Posters on Bookshelves
  • Students stay at their presentation and their presentation being judged by community partners & guest.
  • Some classes coming down to see your projects.
  • Best in Show & Learner Profile Award presented for each Group.



  • Product is finished
  • You aren't still printing pictures or pages to build project
  • You have necessary supplies to present
  • You have listed in your project:
  1. Project Title
  2. Global Context
  3. What Part of Global Context
  4. Your Sources Listed and cited using MLA 8
  5. Pictures

Be Respectful:

  • Stay in your space and do not disturb or distract other presentations
  • Stay positive when encouraging others in their work
  • No offensive language! We are professionals presenting to outsiders. Use your best manners!


  • Clean up after yourself
  • Dress in your professional best!
  • Present with confidence
  • NO TYPOS! Please check your spelling!