Students have so much fun when they have the opportunity to use their creativity to show their understanding of a topic, and this activity does just that!
In this PBL experience, students research to learn about one aspect of life in the Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta. Then, using what they have learned, they create a musical parody using an instrumental or karaoke version of a song they already know.
This lesson includes everything you will need:
1) Teacher Guide that explains how to set up the activity for your students
2) Directions for Project - This document describes the project to students and tells them exactly what is expected in the project
3) Research worksheets for Athens and Sparta - Students will be assigned a city-state, and will then research to learn about one aspects of life in that city-state. The topics include: geography, government, economy, education, and treatment of women and slaves. Included in those worksheets are links to resources they can use during their research.
4) Answer Key - Used to assess worksheet answers
5) Planning a Parody - This has step-by-step directions for students once they have finished their research and are prepared to work on their parodies.
This activity is highly engaging, and is always one of my own students' favorite activities of the year!