Differentiated Project Based Ways to Teach World History!!
Teaching ancient man? Are you a GAFE user? At a loss as to how you can keep things digital and yet still engage and interest the students with your world history resource? How about this idea…a COMPLETELY EDITABLE newsletter that guides students step by step as they learn about the content and create a dynamic and eye-appealing project!
Looking for Inquiry Based Instruction? This cartoon analysis project is designed to have students REALLY interact and engage to discuss paleolithic vs. neolithic societies. In this lesson, QR codes and links to pre-historic man cartoons are provided for discussion and analysis. Students are to reference each cartoon and discuss with their group whether the artist is depicting the neolithic or paleolithic era (a comparison chart is provided)
In this lesson, students will come to a realization that Archeologists must ‘piece’ together history to ascertain answers.
Students will attempt to assemble a puzzle just a few pieces at a time and make a hypothesis at certain intervals without viewing the cover art. They will apply this experience to the experience an archeologist has when explore ancient civilizations….ultimately they never see all of the pieces. This lesson encourages dialogue, critical thinking and discussion.
(Project Based Learning featuring Technology)
The magazine asks students to: complete ‘cloze’ statements, provide their opinion, upload a QR code linking to a Gilgamesh video, insert photos of the Fertile Crescent and many other skills. Can be utilized as a Summative Assessment of knowledge on the unit.
Packet contains a QR driven webquest of Ancient Rome. It covers Rome from beginning to end. This works beautifully as a cooperative learning activity with iPad or other devices that can scan QR Codes. Packet can work as a webquest too, as each QR code is hyperlinked.
(Cooperative Learning Stations)
This Ancient China unit features 5 stations for cooperative student learning. Students rotate through stations featuring: The early dynasties (Shang, Xia), The Zhou Dynasty (Warring States period, Social Order), The teachings (Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism and Legalism), The Qin Dynasty (Great Wall, Shi Huangdi), and the Han Dynasty and Ancient China Inventions (yo-yo, silk, gunpowder, wheelbarrow)
Each station includes a station ‘placard’ and activities to set up the station. Some are reading stations, some sort tangrams or word cards, other access a printable biocube or websites (students can use i-pads to refer to the websites. Printable materials are also included)
As students rotate through the stations, they complete an ABC Book featuring vocabulary from each station. The ABC Book and Learning Packet are designed to be used as an alternative Summative Assessment for an Ancient China Unit.
Early Harrappan Civilization (Mohenjo Daro)
Buddhism (interactive website)
Hinduism (interactive website)
Early discoveries (puzzle)
India Subcontinent Relief Map (salt map)
World War 1 Skit
(Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand)
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