1. Begin with the end in mind.
Summarize the theme for the project. Why do this project? Identify the content standards that students will learn in this project. Identify key skills that students will learn in this project. Identify the habits of mind that students will practice in this project.
2. Craft the driving question.
State the essential question or problem statement for the project. The statement should encompass all project content and outcomes, and it should provide a central focus for student inquiry.
3. Plan the assessment, part 1.
Define the products for the project. What will you assess--early in the project, during the...