I do not know that this would be amongst the '10 best', but it is
one that I have designed and used this year, with great response and
success with my own students. It has also been successfully used by other
teachers within my District. Although it is for World War I, the approach
and rubrics would be easy to modify for any other unit which uses the
essential question 'What is like to be in a conflict?'
It focuses on using primary source materials online. It has both
group and individual components. I have also included a teacher's guide and
samples of typical student writing that it produced. I stress 'typical,
rather than just the usual writing of the student that would succeed
anywhere on any assignment. I have also set up up to attempt to consider
the variety of reading and learning skill levels that we typically deal
with in a traditional classroom.
I have submitted it to Bernie for feedback. It is a part of the
huge backlog he is currently trying to find the time to review. I hope it
may be useful to you. It can be found at