How one might revamp a “Wax Museum” project into something that focuses more on thinking than product.
Content Area: Social Studies
My students, as part of their Create A Civilization project, had to select a type of government and explain its consequences. So I loved finding this list of all the different types of government.
Each year, my students engaged in a year-long Create A Civilization activity. They developed their own civilization to match what we were learning about Egypt, Rome, and China. It culminated in an always incredible Open House display.
Symbolic seals, crests, and coats of arms are a common concept across cultures. From the simplicity of Japanese mon to the regality of English coats of arms all the way to America’s Great Seal, humans around the world create graphical representations of themselves.