I have a new job working on writing curriculum for extensions where I pull the top 15% of students from a grade level and work with them on the same content in the classroom, but at a higher level. I am struggling trying to form ideas for our 8th grade American History Class. I want them to work online either collaborating with each other(I see them different periods of the day) or with other students on a project. The topics that I have been trying to focus on are
American Culture - from the beginning to today
Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. My brain is fried from trying to create projects for grades 4-8 in language arts, science, and social studies and then teaching them at the same time.