For this week’s Genius Hour, we gave the students some topics as starting points. We tried to guide them with some topics from a recent unit in school, so they could come up with their own research questions. Many stuck with Social Movement topics: Civil Rights, Women’s Suffrage, and Immigration.
Some came up with their own. And, some went in a different direction and researched what they were passionate about. We had everything from Suffragettes, to Penguins, to the Gulf War, and many topics in between. But you know what? They were interested, engaged, and truly passionate about learning something new.
They spent the majority of the class period doing research and recording their new knowledge. They only just got started on their “hands-on” part of the research, but the beginning stages are looking great!