My school uses the practices of assessment literacy when designing the interdisciplinary units of study that students complete in our program. Staff create a pathway (akin to a unit) using the standards of the primary course certification of that unit creator. These standards have already been broken down into discrete learning targets in student-friendly language. Then the projects are reviewed for additional learning targets for secondary subjects. Students demonstrate progression towards comprehension of the learning targets for all applicable courses by completing the project requirements and checking their work against the target rubric. They can earn credit in multiple subject areas of a project so staff is always aiming to make a project as multifaceted as possible. Every target earned = a percentage of credit. I wrote this lesson for the Big History Project course that I teach to high school 9-12 grade and in the spirit of the Maker movement – utilizing the Makey Makey kits.
The targets I was aiming for with this stop (part of our unit plan language) in the concluding month of our interdisciplinary course are social studies and English Language Arts (ELA) since I am certified and instruct in both of these subjects. There are additional Big History learning standards that this project also met. The ELA targets are derived from the ELA Common Core Standards while the social studies targets were derived from the National C3 Standards.
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