Open - Define the Topic of the Project
Immerse - Students get the BIG picture about the theme to be studied
Explore - Students build background knowledge on their topic
Identify - Students create a research question to focus on their project
Gather - Students collect information from a variety of sources
Create - Students put all their ideas together to create their project
Share - Students present their ideas to others and communicate what they have learned
Evaluate - Students reflect on their learning
Criteria For Writing a Guiding Question
The topic must interest you.
Start the question with “How” or “What”
Use strong verbs such as: Affect. Impact, illustrate, motivate, influence, and communicate
Is your question can be answered in a word or a sentence, it is not a guiding question.
Goldilocks Rule: Can’t be too big or too small, must be just right.
What’s the best way to stop the flu at our school?
How can we design a better lunch menu for our school?