Passion Project In The Classroom Day 1
As mentioned in my blog post last Friday, students in my Grade 11 Communications class are working on completing a Passion Project.
In order to introduce the concept of Passion Projects to my students, I provided students with a sticky note and had students close their eyes and write down something they were passionate about. (I got this idea from Runde's Room-Thanks Runde!
I then showed my students the Pep Talk from Kid President Video:
We then discussed takeaways from the video which included follow your dreams, persevere in the face of adversity, and our dreams should have an impact.
I then shared some examples of existing student passion projects using this 2-min video to provide them with a sense of what they could possibly create:
I then shared a collaborative Padlet with students and had them think about how they could use their passion to fulfil a real-world need or problem. Here are some of the answers they came up with:
Students were then tasked with developing an inquiry question and proposal for the following Friday which outlines how they will utilize their passion to solve a real-world societal or environmental need.
If you are interested in a copy of my full assignment details for my student Passion Project you can download them here:
Stay tuned next week for more updates on student Passion Project planning!