Description: The class was split into three equal groups, each co-teacher led a small group. The focus was on rivers, roads, canals, and safe houses of the Underground Railroad in Indiana. The students were creating their own maps with rivers, roads, canals and safe houses on them.
Reflection: Only about 25 minutes were given for this lesson to be completed, so we were not able to complete the lesson. Some of the students struggled knowing where to place the rivers on the map based on the reading but were able to copy the river from the teachers paper. More time and a better explanation of directions should be given next time.
Description: Destiny led this lesson and taught about the inventions in Indiana during the Civil War. The Ironclad battleship, mines, and the telegraph were the main inventions discussed. Also , the Civil War was discussed the role Abraham Lincoln played during the war.
Reflection: At the end of the lesson, students completed a quick write and quick draw about their own invention during the Civil War. The students enjoyed creating something new and explaining the invention to their partner. While Destiny was teaching, they could have benefited from some pictures or a short video or something more to get their attention and focused on what she was teaching.
Description: This lesson was all about the Civil Right's Movement, Civil Rights in Indiana, and Dr. MLK Jr. Students were split into 3 groups with each group rotating every 15 minutes. Each group read a short reading and completed a writing activity after.
Reflection: I think the students enjoyed rotating between groups. The lesson could have been better if each group taught the content in a different way. One student said "Are we doing the same thing as before?" I liked the students rotating, after the first group I was able to change what didn't work the first time or add something in.
Description: I planned this lesson. Students used ducksters.com to learn about events from the Cold War. Students filled out a graphic organizer. Students were sitting in groups and then moved to a new groups to tell their other classmates what they learned.
Reflection: This lesson did not go well. Students were not writing anything down. They were talking with their classmates and not behaving. Only about 5 people completed the entire graphic organizers the way I intended.
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