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Category: Learning Activities
Combining Student Council Election and our Annual DC Trip
Every year, our 8th Graders go on a trip to Washington DC to explore the nation’s capital. This year’s trip… Read more Combining Student Council Election and our Annual DC Trip
No Tech Day
This year I decided to really challenge myself and my students during our school’s Earth Week activities. I decided to… Read more No Tech Day
Student Feature Film Project Part 2 – Epic Failure!
We talk a lot about failure and the value of having students experience more failure and learning from failure. There… Read more Student Feature Film Project Part 2 – Epic Failure!
Cool Hollywood Musical Project!
I just finished a long unit and wondered if there was a more engaging way to assess student understanding. With… Read more Cool Hollywood Musical Project!
Reparations Writing Project as a Before & After POV Check
My students were exploring the concept of African-American history in my 8th Grade US History class and I came up… Read more Reparations Writing Project as a Before & After POV Check
Epic Lincoln Rap Battle Project
As we drew near the end of our Lincoln assassination unit, I struggled with how to assess student learning. Sure,… Read more Epic Lincoln Rap Battle Project
Maker Project: US Gov’t as Tree Ornaments
I know the holiday season is far behind us, but I wanted to share some details about a tree ornament… Read more Maker Project: US Gov’t as Tree Ornaments
Make Engagement with Maker Activities
My colleague Tim Kennedy, a middle school math teacher, was having some trouble with that most middle school of issues:… Read more Make Engagement with Maker Activities
American Revolution Timeline Activity (with cool examples)
Each year, in my US History class, we take a look at the events leading up to the American Revolution… Read more American Revolution Timeline Activity (with cool examples)