CLASS VIII - Social Science - Lesson 2

Project Based Learning
Lesson 2
2.1 Essential Question:
Put in writing the question that will engage the students
Is the Judiciary successful in facilitating justice to the public?
2.2 Grouping Strategy:
Describe the criteria that will be used to form students team and how this maps to the goals of the project.
Team will comprise groups of 10 students of mixed gender, and mixed ability and skills. One of the goals is to promote teamwork in mixed ability groups so that higher ability students get opportunities for peer instruction, and lower ability students benefit from the more advanced collaboration that will arise from this.
2.3 Learning Environment:
Describe the learning environment for the project including any classroom adaptation that will be required.
Group leaders will give a briefing about the work to be carried out to the group members.. A classroom wall near the project area will be set aside to post paper materials collected during research. Computer labs will be used for the majority of the online work. Research notes will be recorded in computers/blogs. Some collaboration between students will take place through email/blog/whats’app
2.4Assessment Approach:
Describe the approach for:
2.41 Authentic Assessment:
Authentic tasks such as
  1. Implementation of law in early societies.
  2. Documenting the features of constitution.
  3. Implementation of law in modern society.
Feedback will be provided as the students work on internet and library research, surveys, and presentation designs, time charts, law tablets, references from Manu Smriti (ancient legal text) and ancient practices of implementation of law.
2.42 Formative Assessment

2.43 Summative Assessment:
Assessment will be conducted on
  • Team  portfolios in blogs/emails
PowerPoint presentation on features of constitution, court of record, earlier known legal practices.

2.44 Rubrics:
Rubrics will be used to assess:

Chronological time line
Final presentations

2.45 Gradings:
Project grades will be based on a combination of scores from assessments made during the project. A rubric will be used to compile grades.

Next Post »