Sauk Valley Community College

Humanities 210

Unit Eight--Final Project



Please print this off and refer to it often. Click here for the rubric.

The Final Project for this course will be a teaching unit and is worth 120 points. Using the Units for this course as a template, you will create Lecture Notes, a Reading, an Agora Assignment, a Writing Assignment, and a quiz (see below for exact list). Then you will create a set of  "webpages" similar to the Units for this course on a topic connected with the Arts. (Don't worry if you don't know how to make webpages--type the pages up as you normally would and I will turn your material into web pages.) In other words, it's your turn to be the teacher!!

Step One-- Choose a topic-

Step Two--Do the research

Begin looking for material on your topic, making sure to make a list of your sources as you go along so that you have them handy when you make your bibliography. You will mostly use internal citations in the Lecture Notes because you yourself will write them--and don't forget, put the information into your own words but cite your sources!

The Reading may be a link to another website or a scan of material from a book. (Do feel free to write your own Reading. However, if you do write your own, you will also need to cite your sources just as in the Lecture Notes.)  You will need at least 7 sources for your final bib, so you will most likely need to refer to books, magazines, encyclopedias, etc. besides Internet sources

Step Three--Choose four objectives (Please read this section carefully)

When we started, I listed five broad goals for this course in the syllabus. Although you weren't necessarily aware of it, there were also objectives (or subtopics) for each unit which I then used to organize the material around. For example, one of the objectives (subtopics) for Unit Two was "The student will be able to identify the vanishing point in certain paintings." This subtopic/objective then became the focus point of some of the material for that Unit. In other words, you need to ask yourself what it is that you want your "students" to learn about or be able to do with your topic--that is, what are the four most important subtopics in the material you have gathered. This will help you to keep your material under control and not get too broad.  So, just as I did, you will have to formulate four objectives (subtopics) for your teaching unit.

Then you need to formulate four study questions, one for each objective. For example, using our Unit Two as an example, a study question for the "vanishing point" objective could be-- "What are orthogonals and how are they used?" Obviously, the answers to these study questions then make up the content of your project--get it?

In other words, you will have to fill in the following form four times, once for each objective. You will end up with 4 objectives and 16 study questions.

Objective One: At the end of this unit the student will be able to discuss (or  explain or demonstrate or identify, etc)   ________________   (please use this phrasing).

Study question 1 _________________
Study question 2 _________________
Study question 3 _________________
Study question 4 _________________

NOTE--You will send these objectives and study questions to me by email before working on your final. This will give me a chance to help you out if by chance you might be going in the wrong direction.

For those of you who are visual learners, here is a concept map of the teaching unit. You can print it off and use it as a sort of check list as you work your way through the assignment. 

Step Four--Here is what the project will be made up of

What you are ultimately trying to do is create a teaching unit that mimics the units we have had in this course-- therefore, any of the units can act as a model for your work.  This is your chance to be the teacher so take it!

I expect plenty of questions, so don't hesitate to email me.

Step Five-Check the Rubric to make sure you have done your best.  Then submit the Final

If you have seriously read these instructions, then here's a reward.

FAQ for the Final

An example of a Final that received an A.

Be sure to read the example's Objectives and Study Questions for an idea of how to do them.



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