5th graders built websites as the culminating project on a historical time period of the last 150 years. Topics included the Civil War, the Great Depression, the Cold War, and the Information Age. Students were divided into groups based on which time period they were most interested in. Students individually researched a specific topic about the time period. For example, one member of the Great Depression group researched the Dust Bowl, and another learned about Black Tuesday. For more information on how students chose their topics, click here.
Students completed research using their iPads and a research guide. The research guide was done on the iPad using the Pages app. After completing research, students wrote a research paper. For their final project, each group built a website using Weebly. (Big thanks to Mrs. Puga and Mr. Norman for being adventurous and willing to try this!)
Each member of the group contributed a separate page for their specific topic. Some students even chose to include quizzes and videos to engage their audience. Check out these websites! If it asks for a password, type in cce2013