How long should a project last? Are they supposed to be term-long ‘topics’ or shorter activities? If the latter, do they fit comfortably within a term-long topic with the same focus eg The Romans (Roman Box).
Mantle of the Expert is very flexible and can be adapted to many different situations. Many teachers find that as their confidence with MoE grows, they start to plan longer MoE frames that will cover more areas of the curriculum. When starting out, you may want to focus on a specific curriculum area for a limited time, say a day or a week. You may then find that you can see broader possibilities, and may after time want to plan a frame that will explore an area such as the Romans over a prolonged period - a term, or even two... For decriptions of long projects please refer to Julia Walshaw's - Undersea Savers and The Golden Elizabeth â€“ Exploration of a Mantle of the Expert Frame - on the articels page and the Sea Company blog by Jenny Burrell on the Blogs page.