Thursday, December 4, 2014

Teacher Spotlight: Science and Social Studies Unite!

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Ellisor, Science & Mrs. Elliott-Smith, Social Studies

What are the students doing?  


 



What do you hope students accomplish by completing this activity? 

We want students to become more collaborative thinkers by making connections between the content areas.  The walls of the classroom should not stifle creativity and thinking.  Ultimately, our goal is for students to gain a more meaningful understanding of content by building these connections.

 


How did this activity tie to your standards?

This activity ties content standards from science and social studies together with the Common Core State Standards for listening, speaking, reading, and research.  It also requires students to develop and utilize the Math Practice Standards related to strategic problem solving.  
  
How did this activity promote student learning?


Students are engaged in, empowered by, and connected to their past knowledge and present learning.  Students have to collaborate with each other to solve problems and design ways to creatively present information learned through the research process.  Students have to manage their time well and utilize information learned through both their classroom lessons and through their independent research.​​​​​​​

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