Students Design an App to Help People Find the Best Place to Live

In social studies, the sixth-graders designed their own continent after learning about human migration. They then had the design challenge of helping people find the perfect city to move to on this new continent. Students brainstormed why people move and what people look for in a new town or city. Students put their ideas on chart paper then they had a gallery walk to share ideas. Students then designed an app. that people could use to help them find the perfect new place to live. Finally, students were given different scenarios involving assorted people that wanted to move and students had to place those people in cities on their continent using their app. design to help them.