Just before the school year ended for the summer, our students presented their second semester Individual Learning Projects (ILPs). We are so proud of their hard work! They all did a fantastic job and really showed off their new knowledge of some interesting historical events of the past 100 years.
For both fall and spring semester, students research, design, prepare, and present their own Individual Learning Project. This New Community Academy distinctive incorporates academic, personal, professional, and life skills, as well as developing the student’s technology-based abilities. This semester, the students researched and presented on a variety of major historical events of the past 100 years as the assigned topic. Some of the topics for this event included the falling of the Berlin Wall, Prohibition, the rise of Ford Motor Company, the 1918 Flu Pandemic, and the Gold Rush.
Family, friends, and fans of the students and school were invited to the event and listened to each student present a powerpoint that incorporated interesting photos highlighting the historical event they had chosen. Not only are our students well-informed about their specific assigned historical events, they are now also knowledgeable about the different events presented by their peers. The presentations are a great teaching moment! After the presentations, students were available at the back table with their research notes to answer any questions the guests had.
ILPs are an important part of education at New Community Academy. Students develop and hone their skills in reading, writing, comprehension, and public speaking, along with learning to serve the body of Christ through effective communication. Our students began working on their ILPs in January, and they have been working on them the whole semester. They are required to write a research paper on their findings and create a slideshow presentation.