Phantom Tollbooth: Culminating Projects for Festival of Knowledge
The purpose of the project is to display each student portfolio of knowledge gained through the study of “The Phantom Tollbooth”. The festival will be held in the school commons so parents, guardians, and friends may also tour the Phantom Class Lands. In many cases, these lessons do not designate how the product must be created. As an example, the illustrated dictionary could be created as a paper product, a Storybird, or a google.doc presentation. What does matter is that you have provided a product that demonstrates your learning as described in the Festival of Knowledge Rubric.
Note: See the rubric at the end of this unit plan, as well as in Appendix E, for specific details.
Research Projects (pick one from each category)
ese items and select two different countries analyzing to determine where it is most expensive and where it is least expensive. Create a presentation that highlights your research.
Pick one from each category
Science (Everyone does this one)
Plan and conduct an investigation. Have someone help you take pictures throughout, then create a photostory with music and narration to explain how you planned, conducted and learned from you investigation.
Math (pick one)
A Fermi question requires asking more questions and therefore requires communication. Write a paper about Enrico Fermi, practice solving one of his problems, and create a presentation to demonstrate the steps needed to solve the problem.
Fractals – Create a presentation about fractal properties: self-similarity, fractional dimension, and formation by iteration. Provide examples of each property and make an activity for each one.
Create a vacation plan. Include map, cost of transportation, cost of hotel, cost of food, cultural norms you should be respectful of, and sites you will visit.
Create a list of items that you would like to purchase. Research these items and select two different countries analyzing to determine where it is most expensive and where it is least expensive. Create a presentation that highlights your research.
Create illustrated dictionary of vocabulary words
Plan a trip
Create maps of “The Land Beyond” (post on walls of room)
Create an alliteration menu
Sound bending (Hear all About It!)
Whole group: Charades
Capillarity process (It’s a colorful world)
Points of View
Create Coat of Arms (post on walls of room)
Story of overcoming fears to do something courageous, different, strange, or dangerous. (Into the Unknown)
Idioms Project (Look before you leap) post on walls of room
Classroom Census (The Ledger of Life) – use to consolidate, chart, graph, find mean, median and mode
Draw pictures of 9 demons in Mountains of Ignorance
Letters of gratitude (Forever Friends)
Writing: News Article Using Inverted Pyramid
Science: Soda & Candy Geyser
Health & Fitness: Character Trustworthy and Truthful
Civics: Election Process for UW President & Electoral College
Technology: Creating an education planner with calendaring
Math: Dodecahedron, vertices, faces, and other related shapes-Mr. Bubble
Projects, quizzes, tests, academic prompts, student self-assessment inclusive of products and evidence
Small group conversations with prompts
1 Objective Test and Essay
Small Group Research Project