FINAL PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS | GROUPS & TOPICS
Final Project Learning Outcomes
This is a “problem based learning*” assignment asking students to imagine a real world scenario and apply skills and content from the course to solve the problem. The problem is "How can your group best develop a plan for a current Humanities project, product or performance of your choosing?" After completing this project plan students will be able to demonstrate:
There are two parts to the project and it is worth 300 points, see grading rubric.
group plan and oral presentation
some points are assigned by group members for each other.
Individual List of Resources
Students will work in groups, and individually, to create a plan for the development of a Humanities project, product or performance. Students will individually gather resources needed to assist with the development and implementation of the team project they choose. Each team will have 4 to 5 members.
Imagine you are a member of a team developing a detailed plan for a Humanities project, product or performance. Your team will select the imaginary project from within the broad scope of the Humanities. Project plans could include, but are not limited to, examples in the list below:
rock, soul, jazz, country, classical, hip-hop or other music video
art film or documentary (on a Humanities related subject)
Broadway musical or off Broadway play
historical, science fiction or other type of novel, book of poems or other literary work
modern or ballet dance concert
museum quality painting or public sculpture
etc. above are just some examples, students will have many more good ideas!
Instructor approval is needed for each project. The team needs to imagine the total concept for the project, from inspiration to design, to implementation and ongoing support or maintenance. The details of the plan will depend on the needs of the specific project your team designs.
Each member of the team must select a specific role or area of concentration or interest within the group project. [For example: Costume designer, lighting director, director, choreographer, author, gallery owner, artist, artists apprentice, novelist, publisher, composer, screenwriter, etc…] All members of the team will need to conceptualize the whole project, then bring their individual ideas together to finish the project plan. A great deal of critical thinking and background information is needed to complete the project plan.
GROUP PLAN (introduction & Summary):
Each team will develop a detailed project plan. Include all of the following in a 3 page Word document, about 1100 to 1400 words, double spaced, 12 font. This will be emailed to the instructor by the team leader:
INDIVIDUAL LIST OF RESOURCES: 150 Points
Each student will create an annotated bibliography. This is a unique list of resources focusing on your unique role or area of interest within the project plan. This will also be a Word document emailed to the instructor. See "3 Easy Steps to Getting an A"
The list of resources will include the following:
GRADE: 50 Points
Points will be assigned by the group. The following form may be used. The team leader will send the group assigned grade for each individual to Carol before the final due date.
Title of Group Project:______________________________________________
Name of Group Member Being Evaluated:_______________________________________
Name of Evaluator:_________________________________________
Instructions: Evaluate your peer using the criteria below. Rate each criterion from 1 to 10, with 10 denoting the best rating. The highest possible score is 50.
What percentage of the work did this person complete?____
What was this person's most significant contribution?
* Ideas for this assignment and the assignment structure came from the following book:
Levin, Barbara B. Energizing Teacher Education and Professional Development with Problem Based Learning. Alexandria, VA.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2001.