This resource is for teachers to aid students through the expeditionary and inquiry-based learning process of Genius Hour. Genius Hour is a passion project students can participate in using 20% of class time every week (about 1 hour). They will learn how to ask good questions around a topic they're interested in, conduct research, and ultimately produce and present evidence from their findings.Time frame: 1 hour per week every term (About 10 hours)Format: asynchronous, virtual, or in class with groups
This Genius Hour project will focus on student’s in special education and their IEP transition goals related to their career interests. Students will select one career of interest to them and conduct research, interview people in the field, job shadow, etc. to develop a presentation on their findings.
In this lesson, students will investigate and identify Renaissance 'movers and shakers' and their contributions. They will conduct research, create multimedia presentations, and design class activities centered around an important Renaissance artist, thinker, and/or scientist. Research resources and student handouts are included in the lesson plan.The lesson is intended to take about 5 class periods of 45 minutes each.The lesson is based on a lesson originally created by Diana Payne and Dirk Sprunt.