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History - 8th

Creating a Digital Portfolio

In this project, students will create a digital portfolio showcasing their learning in the subject of history. The learning outcomes for this project include:

  • Students will be able to identify and reflect on their learning in history
  • Students will be able to organize and present their learning in a digital format
  • Students will be able to use technology to enhance their learning experience

Methodology

Students will begin by selecting a topic in history that they have studied throughout the year. They will then research and gather information on their chosen topic, using both primary and secondary sources. Next, they will organize their information and create a digital portfolio using a platform such as Google Sites or Weebly. The portfolio should include:

  • An introduction to the topic
  • Background information on the topic
  • Key events and people related to the topic
  • Reflections on their learning and how it connects to the broader context of history
  • Visual aids such as images, videos, and infographics

Resources/Materials Required

  • Access to computers or tablets
  • Internet access
  • Access to primary and secondary sources
  • Access to a digital portfolio platform such as Google Sites or Weebly

Instructions

  1. Choose a topic in history that you have studied throughout the year
  2. Research and gather information on your chosen topic using primary and secondary sources
  3. Organize your information and create a digital portfolio using a platform such as Google Sites or Weebly
  4. Include an introduction to the topic, background information, key events and people, reflections on your learning, and visual aids such as images, videos, and infographics
  5. Submit your digital portfolio to the teacher for assessment

Activities

Students will engage in the following activities:

  • Researching and gathering information on their chosen topic
  • Organizing their information and creating a digital portfolio
  • Reflecting on their learning and how it connects to the broader context of history
  • Presenting their digital portfolio to the class

Assessment

Students will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Accuracy and completeness of information
  • Organization and presentation of information
  • Use of technology to enhance learning
  • Reflections on learning and connections to broader context of history

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