Authentic Project Idea – Umbrellas

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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!

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