Genius Hour

CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY


Guiding Questions for Genius Hour:

  • Where does this topic apply in the world? 
  • What will students find relevant about this topic? 
  • Why would someone care about this topic? 
  • What are the ways that experts in this field do their work? 
  • What counts as evidence or proof within this topic? THIS WILL BE IMPORTANT WHILE THEY RESEARCH and TAKE NOTES.
  • How might students access or create authentic sources of data on this topic?
  • When will students have the opportunity to invent, recreate, or design their product?
  • When will students have the opportunity to present their "expertise"?

GENIUS HOUR SCHEDULE AND CHECKLIST
Date
What’s Due
Goals for next scheduled date
10/15
  • Share some notes(Computer or index cards) answering guiding questions with Mr. Frederick
  • Share Bibliography(sources) with Mr. Frederick. Typed or handwritten.

10/22
  • 1st Rough Draft of Report(On Google Presentation, Google Docs, or Microsoft Word)
  • Introduction
  • Hook-strong first sentence
  • relevant facts strung together
  • 2-3 quotes
  • Chart or Pictures

10/29
  • 2nd Rough Draft of Report(On Google Presentation, Google Docs, or Microsoft Word)
  • Introduction
  • Hook-strong first sentence
  • relevant facts strung together
  • 2-3 quotes
  • Charts or Pictures
  • Ending is strong

11/6
Presentation Day
  • Final Draft
  • Is your presentation well organized?
  • Have you covered your topic completely?
  • Have you used quotes properly and effectively?
  • Have you checked your spelling, grammar, verb tense?

11/7
Presentation Day
  • Final Draft
  • Is your presentation well organized?
  • Have you covered your topic completely?
  • Have you used quotes properly and effectively?
  • Have you check your spelling, grammar, verb tense






SOURCES
  • AT LEAST 2 WEBSITES
  • AT LEAST 2 OTHER SOURCES(VIDEO, MAGAZINE, INTERVIEW, FILM, ENCYCLOPEDIA)


FINAL PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS
  • VISUAL PRESENTATION TO ACCOMPANY DELIVERY
  • MODES OF PRESENTING
  1. GOOGLE PRESENTATION
  2. HOW-TO
  3. SPEECH
  4. STORY
  5. OTHER

YOU CHOOSE WHAT’S COMFORTABLE AND WORKS BEST FOR YOU.

  • LENGHT: 3-5 MINUTES
  • MAY USE INDEX CARDS
  • MAY USE PROPS
  • DRESS UP IN COSTUME IS REQUIRED
  • YOUR GOAL IS TO TEACH US. YOU’RE THE EXPERT.

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