thinking out loud with you.... (especially since I dont' have sons)Missy OH wrote:One of the things I believe is missing from the highschool program (for our family) is some hands-on type projects. I have boys who like to do some projects w/ their assignments. Reading and writing about what they are learning all the time is quite boring to them. We don't need a ton. I am specifically thinking about US1 for the coming year. Would any of you have some ideas you can share with me that a teenage boy might enjoy for this time period?
what kinds of things does he like? example, some boys like to cook (my brother was and still is one of them), so you could do cooking projects. maybe that book from 1850MOD again or have him look up what foods were common during time frame/location and make a meal of it once in a while.
does he like to do mechanics kinds of things? maybe some projects along the lines of inventors/inventions (nothing specific in mind on that)
is he into any politics? it's an election year... why not make it a hands on project to follow election, and/or get involved with a local candidate's campaign?
is he like my daughter and into gaming.. hmm... bet she could come up with something...
maybe he and some friends could perform one of the literature pieces (or scenes of it) as a play?
grab some thing to make recreations of wars/events and make a quick movie of it?
I'd probably go for 2-4 larger projects over semester/year instead of lots of smaller ones... except for the cooking...
but, I'm not sure any of that applies. I have US1 sitting there. (it wants a book case)... haven't done it yet and I don't know what kinds of hands on stuff he'd like and I dont'; have sons.