Last week, my teammate in fourth grade had our fourth grade students bring in their end of unit projects for social studies, and I was thoroughly impressed with how they turned out. I just had to share her idea with my readers even though they were not "literacy" projects. I think the concept could be easily modified to "Books on Parade" or "A Parade of Science Fun".
The children were just bubbling with enthusiasm about their projects, and each was asked to research their tourism site, make a visual model of it using a tissue box as the base of the "float" with wheels of their choosing, and write up a one page report about it.
Check them out and feel free to take the idea and give it your personal flare. If you're from Virginia, do you recognize these locations? If you're not from Virginia, you might add these places on your list of places to visit.
If you have creative ways for students to show their learning, I would LOVE to hear them. We're getting ready for our annual Book Fair for National Education Week, and I can't wait to see how these projects turn out.