Students in 7th Grade Social Studies this week are learning about U.S. westward expansion during the early 1800's. Students will focus on the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark's exploration in the west. Students will be learning from numerous online and print resources available on the class iPad Quest. Students will share their knowledge a variety of ways--with LEGO creations, drawings, and other 'show what you know' activities. Below are some pictures of students creating knowledge to share with others in the class!
This week in 8th Grade Social Studies, students will be engaged in an iPad quest about the Civil Rights Movement. Students will be working with a variety of information--including documents from the National Archives, video footage from the time period, and other resources to learn about the this era in American history. Students will show what they know by taking part in five self-directed/self-paced tasks. Students will be encouraged to dig deeper into the content at their pace and leisure as they proceed through the quest. The Civil Rights iPad Quest is below, along with some "Breaking News Stories" created by students today in class.
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Mrs. Jennifer Hesseltine teaches United States History at the Malone Middle School in Malone, New York. When not at school, Mrs. Hesseltine can be found researching innovative ways to peak student interest in learning. Mrs. Hesseltine was recently accepted into the first cohort of TED-Ed Innovative Educators, the education initiative of TED Talks. Mrs. Hesseltine is also a contributing author of the Teaching Channel Blog, and has also contributed ideas to the TED-Ed Blog and Education Week Teacher with Larry Ferlazzo. Contact Mrs. Hesseltine via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Twitter @jenhesseltine.