1.) At the beginning of class, the teacher will engage students in discussion asking these questions:
1.) What is the difference between a university and a community college?
2.) What are examples of some in-state colleges and out-of-state colleges?
3.) What is the difference between an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree?
4.) What are some of the most important details you should consider when choosing the post-secondary institution for you?
Some of these questions can be answered in class discussion, while others might require students to do a few minutes of research. Teachers might want to allow students to use their electronic devices for several of these questions and return to whole class discussion to share their findings.
2.) After class discussion, students will be given the college research handout. This handout can be given as a hardcopy or students can be given a digital copy. Teachers can decide how the project best suits their students. Requirements can range from having to research one to five different colleges. Teachers can decide the timeline for the project depending on the requirements assigned. Some specific requirements that could be assigned are:
a.) Research must contain at least one university.
b.) Research must contain at least one community college.
c.) Research must contain at least one out-of-state college.
d.) Research must contain at least one in-state college.
3.) After the students finish the research, they will be required to construct a brochure in Microsoft Publisher that advertises the college they would like to attend based upon their research. Requirements for the brochure should include: name of school, location, size, website, organization to which student would want to belong, what drew student to that school, out-of-state or in-state, tuition, desired degree, and other information as determined by the teacher.
4.) Teacher can decide the preferred method of publishing. Students could turn in the project to classroom Edmodo site or could present their brochure to the class in an oral presentation. This will be dependent on the teacher's preference and capabilities.