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Students put research to use at social studies fair. Lori Wolfe/The Herald-Dispatch Graeson Malashevich, 13, of Ceredo-Kenova Middle School looks over another students project while attending the RESA II Social Studies Fair on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington.

Students put research to use at social studies fair

Lori Wolfe/The Herald-Dispatch Judges Margaret Williamson, principal of East Lynn Elementary School, and Marshall student Tyler Minor look over a project at the RESA II Social Studies Fair on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington. Lori Wolfe/The Herald-Dispatch The RESA II Social Studies Fair was held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington.

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 06:56 AM HUNTINGTON -- More than 88 social studies projects filled the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Conference Center Wednesday morning during the RESA II Social Studies Fair. The annual event features projects researched and assembled by students from Cabell, Mason, Mingo and Wayne counties. Students learn through authentic, active engagement" is a lie? Students recording Kane County veterans for Library of Congress archive. By Mike Danahey mdanahey@stmedianetwork.com @DanaheyECN March 6, 2014 11:38AM The Freshman Student Council at St.

Students recording Kane County veterans for Library of Congress archive

Charles East High School sent a care package to U.S. Marine Cpl. Johnathon Soderstrom, a 2007 graduate of St. Charles East, while he was serving last year in Afghanistan. Storyidforme: 62992745 tmspicid: 22711872 fileheaderid: 10967519 Updated: April 8, 2014 6:11AM ST. In turn, the students’ works are set to serve as example for other, similar projects across Kane County. “They are doing all the work, from setting up the interviews to recording them, then making sure they get to the state and national projects,” St. “This a fine testament to this class and their efforts to honor veterans.” Karson and fellow social studies teacher Neil Currie are faculty advisers to the class. Freshman Megha Nayyar is heading up this effort.

The freshmen also will hold a fundraiser for the American Red Cross on March 19 in which diners bring in a coupon to the Colonial Cafe, 1625 E. How to Keep History Lessons Meaningful During Role Play. By Aaron Brock Most social studies teachers are expected to cover very specific content, whether or not it resonates with the students personally or politically.

How to Keep History Lessons Meaningful During Role Play

This often leads us to fall back on reenactments as the primary method of giving students an historical “experience.” While there is value in these activities, it is important to reflect on the purpose of any hands-on lesson. Having students act out historical episodes “just because” is as meaningless as making students memorize names and dates for a test. I divide on-your-feet history lessons into three broad categories: dramatization, experiential, and real-world application. Dramatic missteps A dramatization is any activity where students take on historical personas or act out specific events in history.

My first attempt to give students an experience from the past came while trying to teach feudalism in seventh grade. Success at last This year, I conducted my first truly successful “living history” lesson. Keeping it meaningful. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Inquiry Process Explained Visually for Teachers. Learning is all about being curious and inquisitive.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Inquiry Process Explained Visually for Teachers

It is a process in which learners explore the unknown through their senses using both sensory and motor skills. Being involved and engaged in the learning task is the key to a successful learning journey and to elicit this kind of engagement from learners, teachers need to nurture a learning environment where students take responsibility for their learning and 'where they are only shown where to look but not told what to see'. Such environment definitely requires a solid approach and an informed strategy to learning one that is dubbed: inquiry-based learning. Inquiry-based learning is essential in developing the most solicited 21st century skills : problem solving and critical thinking.As a teacher, you might be wondering about ways to inculcate the precepts of strategy into your teaching and lesson planning.

East students learn about local history to create books - McDowellNews.com: News. Tales of the past were given new life during Local History Day at East McDowell Junior High.

East students learn about local history to create books - McDowellNews.com: News

The event brought together eighth-grade history students from Danny Shaw’s and Jessica Reel’s classes with local historians and gave students a glimpse of the region’s past. “Eighth-grade studies North Carolina history, so we try to pull in a McDowell County unit because we feel like that part of history is sometimes lost,” said Media Coordinator Vickie Blankenship. “We wanted the kids to pick something that they’re interested in and learn about different topics from our region. We have presenters talking about gold, the history of local business Jack Frost, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, and other topics related to the area.” Martha Jordan spoke to students about McDowell County’s natural disasters using records and photos from her ancestors. While speaking about the flood of 1916, she shared an account written by her great-great-grandmother’s brother about the flood.

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