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Big 6+ SS Projects: Start Here

When are you to complete your social studies RSPs?

7th grade       4th quarter
8th grade       2nd quarter
9th grade       2nd or 4th quarter
10th grade     ongoing (each semester)
11th grade     ongoing (second semester)
12th grade     ongoing (each semester)

Important Info about RSPs

Students benefit from experiences that foster skills of life-long learning.  This Curriculum Based Assessment or Required Semester Project allows all students to use multiple skills and higher levels of thinking as they increase their knowledge, understanding, and experience regarding a significant topic. 


This is a collaborative lesson taught by both the classroom teacher and the school librarian.  Get in contact with your school librarian early to discuss scheduling and teaching responsibilities.

This document is a guideline for this lesson.  If you need to make minor adjustments or changes to best suit the needs of your students or the resources in your building, please do so.  If you have questions about the curricular requirements, please contact Barry Thomas.

At the completion of this lesson, you will need to send two student examples each of a level 2, 3, and 4 project to the person designated by the social studies supervisor.  This can be electronically or as a hard copy.

The Big 6+ Guide and Toolbox are available with more info and graphic organizers.

You can find them at:

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