We were learning about continents. I wanted students to experience something different than the usual song and maps I used in the past. And so... Continents in a Bag! Students worked in small groups or pairs. They chose a continent to research. They spent the week elbow deep in books and computers. Students were given expectations and a rubric. They could bring items from home. When finished students made video presentations about their continents. Even though each group researched only one continent they learned about all seven continents from their favorite teachers ... each other!!
Here are some of the resources I used: