What is the history of the umbrella? When was the umbrella invented? What have umbrellas been used for? (Umbrellas are being used in a very creative way in the above photograph.)
Authentic Research – You might be surprised at the lengthy history of the umbrella.
Authentic Project – Maybe a student can design a better umbrella. Or create a beautiful umbrella. Develop a timeline for the history of the umbrella. Or maybe the above photograph is an inspiration for a creative writing project.
Or – what causes rain? Remember in authentic learning students often end up exploring a related/different topic inspired by the original topic. Umbrellas shield a person from rain, so what causes rain? What causes a drought? Can we make it rain? What happens when there is a rain delay in a baseball game?…
Authentic Geography – If you want to know where this picture was taken, contact me through my blog, I will be happy to give you some clues!