Monthly Presentations - November/December Topics

1. It is not too early to begin thinking of which college you would like to attend. Tell us about 3 different colleges or universities and what you could study there, then tell us why going to school there interests you.
2. Next month we will honor our veterans on Veteran's Day. What is a veteran? Learn about it, and then tell the class about a veteran you know and her or her contributions to our country.
3. Discover the law of supply and demand. How does it affect the cost of your holiday gifts?
4. What holiday traditions does your family have that come from other countries or cultures?
5. Tell us how you help others through donating, volunteering and doing community service.

Discovery Quest

Discovery Quest is an oral question of the month activity that allows students to learn public speaking skills and independent research skills. Students should prepare to participate once a month. Each student is assigned a student number at the beginning of the year. Your child’s student number corresponds with the order in which they will present each month. The schedule may need modification according to holidays and school events.

Turn over to find a list of “quests” or research topics for this first month. Each student should use books, magazines, reference books, family member interviews, or research tools such as the Internet to learn about the topic.

Student will present to the class. Students should not read their information, but should tell us what they have learned. Note cards are acceptable, but students not merely read what is on their card. Students may use note cards, notes, bring pictures, posters they’ve made or visual aid items.

This activity should be a fun way to study something that is interesting to the student. Look at the attached list of topics for November/December. Select the most interesting to study.

Mrs. Abels Presentation Dates:November 7 1,2,3,4November 14 5,6,7,8November 21 9,10,11,12November 28 13,14,15,16,17December 5 17,18,19,20,21

Below Please Find January/February Topics and Dates for Presentations

ØDiscover a way to make the New Year your best ever - in school or at home. Share your resolution(s) and the reason you chose it/them.

ØDiscover the Civil Rights Movement or one of the famous people involved in it, such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, or Rev. Abernathy.

ØDiscover where the months of the year got their names. Do they have special meanings that fit the seasons?
Ø Discover where valentines came from. Why is it a "romantic" holiday. Write a special valentine's poem for a school helper. Share with the class, and then plan to deliver the message!

Ø Discover a famous African-American, past or present. Tell about his/her life and contributions.

Ø Discover healthy eating. Plan a week's menu with your parent/guardian. Plan for 3 meals/day plus snack. Do a shopping list. Go shopping with your parent to see how much it costs.

Choose one topic above to present to the class on your assigned due date. You should not read your information, but tell the class what you learned. You may use note cards, pictures, posters or a visual aid item. This activity is a fun way of sharing with the class something that is interesting to you.

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