Friday, June 29, 2012

Thanks, Uncle Reuben! A Teacher's Reflection

Studying the life and journeys of Uncle Reuben was such a deep and rich experience. The material gave my students opportunities to review, practice and apply multiple skills that they have learned over the year.

Skills they used and practiced:
  • Working in a group
  • Cooperating and taking turns
  • Measuring miles on a map
  • Map reading
  • Adding large numbers (over 1000)
  • Calculator use - adding lists of large numbers and checking their answer by comparing it to others
  • Measuring distance
  • Non-standard measurement

  • Location of states in US
  • Transportation of the early 1900's
  • History of flight - Wright Brothers, World Flight - 1924
  • Concept of time past (100 years)
  • The computer as a tool
  • Some uses for Word and Excel
  • The size of the United States
  • Putting events in order according to time

  • Confidence
  • Knowledge of the United States
  • Confidence using technology
  • Motivation
  • Engagement
  • Ownership of learning

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