project-based learning

Everyday Life in a Medieval Castle

The History room has been teeming with activity recently. In the midst of History World Leaders Madness (inspired by March Madness), tracking current events, predicting the animosity and conflict between Athens and Sparta (in Ancient History), and understanding why the United States became involved in World War I (in American History), the 7th graders have been investigating the evolution of Medieval Castles and every day life in a castle in European History.

8th Grade Civil War Projects

In my 8th grade American History class, we are in the midst of the Civil War.  After debating Constitutional issues, slavery and states' rights issues, and issues on the Emancipation Proclamation, each student is researching his/her own Civil War battle, event, or notable person.  The class is enjoying each others' presentations now, and I have been enjoying the many different tech tools that my students are trying out or honing.  In so many ways, these presentations are better than a straight poster presentation.

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