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Drawing History – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will develop middle school students’ American history knowledge and understanding. Instructional Objective: Students will pick an American history event and recreate it in their own words. Students will present their recreation/explanation to the class. Students will then take a quiz on the events explained in the presentation. Step 1: Students will become an expert on a specific event ...

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Post-It Poll and Debate: Using Padlet to Show Changes in Opinion and Spur Discussion

Classroom debates require students to exercise their critical thinking skills, analyze different opinions, and logically present their arguments to their peers and teacher. Although writing persuasive essays necessitates logical, creative, and critical thinking, an oral defense of one’s opinion is an ever-evolving learning exercise. Oral debates do more for students than static prompt-response assignments. Teaching students to think on their ...

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Guess the Capital – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will develop social studies students’ knowledge of the United States capitals. Instructional Objective: Students will identify, recall the U.S. capitals, and prepare a presentation that describes one particular capital. Step 1: Students will study the state capitals, making flashcards with the StudyBlue app. Step 2: Students will use the Google app to research two state capitals assigned to them ...

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RoundUp July 2016 – Summer Time Learning Blues

Aw, summer time. The time of year when we take a deep breath, relax, join curriculum planning teams, and prepare for the upcoming school year. As we sip our lemonade and reflect on a year’s worth of teaching and learning, the dreaded thought of students not rehearsing the knowledge and skills they gained during the year may become a reality. ...

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