What is this project about?
Looking for more support narrowing down your idea? Try using the idea matrix on this page.
This project is centered around the effects that the glacial period of geological history had on the landscape, specifically the effect that it had on the American Midwest.
What do you want to get out of this project?
I want to get a firm grasp both of the base material, as well as some semblance of knowledge regarding how best to share this material in an easy to understand manner. (I want to be able to teach the things I research, not just learn then myself.)
where did the skills go? we are taking skills out of the idea generation process, in an attempt to make projects more career-focused. If you want to get leveled-up for a project, share it with the appropriate guide or faculty member for feedback upon completion.
Turn your idea above into a guiding question.
Check out some resources on how to write a guiding question here.
How did the glacial period of geological history effect the American Midwestern landscape? What were the after-effects of this period on the land, and how can it be taught (to my peers) effectively, specifically by avoiding information overload. ?
What will it take for you to complete this project?
Use the table below to set your own timeline for deliverables, keep in mind when your final work product is due at the end of the cycle.
Keep in mind that this project cycle runs six weeks in total, as opposed to the typical four weeks.
Project Topic Decided on and Guiding Question Complete
June 1, 2021 → June 4, 2021
Find and begin studying sources
June 7, 2021 → June 16, 2021
Create a first draft of the final presentation/Finalize Source List
June 17, 2021 → June 25, 2021
Finish the Presentation
June 28, 2021 → July 1, 2021
Sora Coffee House
July 2, 2021 12:00 PM (EDT)
Last Day of Project Cycle
July 1, 2021
Use this space to take notes, keep track of your sources, or conversations you have with people about this project.
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Reflect on this project cycle by answering the questions below.
The act of reflecting allows you to highlight the accomplishments and applications of your project. (questions courtesy of Powderhouse Studios)
Was your project meaningful?
Did this project matter? In what ways did it further your knowledge, force you to grow, or provide something useful?
Was your project ambitious?
Given what you already know, did this project challenge you in meaningful ways?
Was your project deep?
Did your project engage with powerful ideas or tools? Additionally, did you engage with the material in a deep sense (i.e. did you develop ownership over the ideas or tools)? Can you utilize these skills independently now?