Thursday, March 11, 2010

Come to Our Colony

The students were given the task to design a poster that would make people want to move to their colony. They were judged on this rubric. Click on a poster to enlarge it.



The Jamestown Colony was given a 2 for their poster. It had a good use of color. However, we felt the title was mashed together and there was too much blank space. Some graphics would have improved their poster. It was strongest in presentation but weak in Readability, Information, and Organization.










The Boston Colony was given a 3 for their poster. It was strong in all areas. They also tried a different approach than the other groups so they get credit for being innovative.











The Plymouth Colony was given a 3 for their poster. We felt it had a good layout but the facts could have been organized better. It was cluttered with more pictures than information. It was strong in Readability and Presentation but weak in Information and Organization.





Quebec Colony was given a 3 for their poster. It was probably the strongest poster especially in Presentation and Organization. The art teacher could have taught them how to use perspective in their poster. They always remembered that it was a recruiting poster. (The pigs probably should have been beavers)





This poster was given a 2. The New Amsterdam Colony was strong in facts but weak in design. It had too much blank space and the colored lettering was distracting.
































































12 comments:

Miss Tyler-Smith said...

I'd love to actually SEE photos of the posters.

Brandon w. said...

I think it's really cool that we can eat lunch with your grandparents

micah said...

I really enjoyed working with people at my table and loking at everyone elses ideas.

Agui's Blog said...

I liked the color of Plymouth because the 3-D vertion makes it look and read better.

Daemion said...

I really liked making these posters.

Isaiah said...

I think all of the posters were pretty good and I also liked getting to rate them with a rubric,it all was really fun.

Duc said...

Hi I think you got a nice colony in your school and some nice project. I'll hope I'll see you sometime in the blog.

JEREMIAH said...

Hey Mr. Miller i think that this was realy fun but when we had to finish all of the people at our table were gone except for Daemion so he had to do it by him self

Derrick said...

My grandma said that she wants to have another day like that because she loved talking to other grandparents about stuff.

Derrick said...

The posters look good. My mom said they were the bam.

TJ Shay said...

I love the color and content of your posters! Seems like some great learning went on. It seems like the Boston poster had the most reasons for wanting to colonize!

Terry, a teacher in Iowa

Wm Chamberlain said...

What I find great about this post is the incredible specific feedback for each one. Did the students have the opportunity to redo these posters using the feedback?

Jeremiah's comment points out a specific problem with group work. Often students (and adults) have so little experience with working in groups that they have trouble delegating work and meeting deadlines. We expect our students to create great content, but we often forget that they are learning so much more than that content. I think we can agree the lessons they learn about the process with this assignment is much more important than learning the content. It took me many years to understand this concept :)