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Creating a Plan

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Creating a Plan

an image of a planning sheet
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When you take on a big project, you need to come up with a plan. By filling out a planning sheet, you can think through all parts of a project. This planning sheet helped a student create a short video about the U.S. Westward Expansion during the 1800s. (Once you complete a planning sheet, you can use it to create a quick rubric for evaluating your project.)

Your Turn Create your own planning sheet for a project that you need to complete. Download the blank planning sheet at the bottom of this minilesson. Fill it out step by step.

  1. Goal: In one or two sentences, tell what your project is supposed to do and why.
  2. Objectives: Answer each of the 5 W's and H questions about the project: Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How?
  3. Tasks: List in order the tasks that you need to do to complete the project.
  4. Time: For each task, list a time when you want that task to be completed.
  5. Team: Write down who will do what tasks.
  6. Tools: List the equipment, materials, information, and resources you will use.
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From pages 255-262 in Inquire Middle School

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