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The Moon: Research Project

Grade 1
Relevant for grades K-2
  • 13-pg PDF
  • 10-day series of sample lessons
  • nonfiction and fiction

Common Core Research Project includes:

  • Text set of suggested titles
  • Focusing research question
  • Text-based questions
  • Student discussion questions & activities
  • Formative assessment practices
  • Performance task
  • Annotated discussion of curricular decisions

Supplemental Resources

Phases of the Moon: Student Work

Culminating assignment produced by full class. 16-pg PDF.

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Article: The Moon Challenge

Four Vermont educators describe process of creating first-grade research project. 6-pg PDF.

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Official website of the Common Core State Standards Initiative

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