Freshman English Project
By Saul Aviles, Class of 2017
The freshman class has been working on a unit about perspectives and international genocide. The anchor text is Night by Elie Wiesel. While reading the book, students completed a project in small groups. What that project was about was creating a poster explaining in a creative artistic way what we learned through the process of reading the book. We were required to include many things on the poster. Number one was to identify powerful quotes that stood out to us. Number two was to write three words that we were unfamiliar with and write definitions using context clues. Number three was to create a drawing in our own eyes about how we visualized the events happening. Last but not least was to write a summary on what we learned.
During the project, we learned a lot of things about each other. We all learned how to work together, communicate, and work as a team. This project brought a lot of people together by making learning fun and allowing students to express their ideas among each other. Not only did the project show us cooperative skills, but it also helped us utilize the IB Learner Profile characteristics. For example, at the end of the project we became risk takers without even realizing it. The reason I say that is because it took a lot of courage to go up in front of everybody and present our projects. The two day group assignment was a success for all.