Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)
Lesson Length: 1 week
Topic: Research & Writing
Brief Description: Students will create a comic to demonstrate their understanding of a selected topic of their choice. They will do some basic research for this passion project.
Know Before You Start: This lesson will provide students with the opportunity to pursue a passion project of their choice. The lesson will guide students through the steps of selecting, researching, and sharing the information they learn about the self-selected topic. You can customize the research requirements to meet your goals.
Share a photo or video of something you are passionate about.
Read and discuss sample Comic 1. Discuss with students that passion projects are a way to find out about a topic of interest and then share your findings with others.
Display sample Comic 2, and explain the steps of this research project.
Students will work through the Passion Project steps over several days to complete their own Passion Project comics.
Closure: Celebrate the students’ work by allowing them to share their Passion Projects with students, parents, or community members.
Provide a list of options for students who are struggling to come up with their own idea.
Print out sample Comic 2 for students to reference.