For the third year in a row, 9th grade Human Geography students have engaged in a Megacity Project as their final cornerstone assessment for the course. In this project, students engage in an extended study analyzing how megacities (10+ million people) are transforming the world.
Students research one megacity through the lens of the Human Geography course themes (population, culture, economic development, agriculture, urban planning and political organization). Their final project is to document their research and findings in a Weebly website and PowToon PSA. One of the big questions students answer in this process are:
How has a megacity transformed the site and situation of its area over time and how will this impact the lives of its inhabitants in the next 50 years?
In order to link the final projects and the discipline of geography, we chose to use visually compelling and interactive tools. See the projects here: Megacity Projects 2016
Click on the green location pin to be linked to the Weebly Project or the YouTube icon to view the Powtoon PSA for that city.
Originally posted on: Bullis Tech Blog