Published : Monday, January 16, 2017 | 2:36 PM
As part of their ongoing development of research skills, Polytechnic School’s sixth grade students engage in a six-week project in which they write a research paper and build a construction project on an ancient history subject that interests them.
The research component of the assignment involves the use of the online research system Noodletools, which provides a platform for digital notecards, a bibliography, and an outline, to help students gather and organize information from their sources.
For the hands-on element of the assignment, the students build a model, diorama or display related to the subject of their paper. This year’s projects included models of ancient Babylon, the Great Wall of China, a medieval tournament, Egyptian papyrus, and prehistoric stone tools.
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