Creative Brief - Test Your Topic

Five Ways to Know you have a Good Topic

  1. The topic is curricularly worth the time and effort it takes to create an activity and then use it in the classroom with students.
  2. You suspect there's great stuff on the Web to support this topic.
  3. People in the real world (not only those gathered in classrooms) might find the topic of interest and value.
  4. Whether you actively pursue it or leave it to students to make the connections themselves, the topic lends itself to a cross curricular perspective.
  5. You're excited just thinking about doing this activity with students.
To be of merit a topic does not have to possess all five characteristics, but should probably reflect at least one strongly.

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