7. Culmination

Guiding Questions

  • Is the culmination a special event?
  • Does it brings the topic to a satisfying conclusion?
  • Is it a natural ending to the story?
  • Does either the culmination or the reflection (Storyline Filter #8) provide the opportunity for students to share!their learning and re-tell the story?
  • Does the culmination demonstrate that kids are doing work that has value, purpose and reason?
  • Do students provide keen insight into their story and learnings in the presentation?
  • Is the value of a Storyline study evident?
  • Have teacher/students set criteria for quality work, with clear expectations for process and product? (structure before activity)
  • Is the culmination student-planned and student-powered?
  • Is a real-world audience included? (parents/families plus additional school/community members)