The Passion Project Issue
Passion Projects Beginning...
The rules are simple. There are 3 parts to every project: Research, Product, and Presentation.
The kids have been learning about research techniques and writing reports based on their research. I just want them to read about what they want to learn and have proof that they've researched it. This can be answering a question or learning a skill.
Next, they must create a product or obtain a skill based on their learning. This could be a book about penguins, how to juggle 4 things, or even a movie about what they learned.
Finally, they must share their learnings with us. They must report, demonstrate, play, perform, read, or display, their learning.
Safety is important. Students are not allowed to have sharp objects or dangerous chemicals (or other harmful things in their projects) and the materials must be things I can get at the school store or are easily obtainable (cardboard, paper, string, etc.).
Hopefully we will get the opportunity to share these with you. Here are some links to videos about passion projects (or genius hour as it's called in some places...)