Kids as Tour Guides: Integrating Student-Created Media into History Class (Kerry Gallagher)

A very nice example of integrated learning I would like to share!

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice

Kerry Gallagher , a veteran middle school and high school history teacher posted this project she did with her ninth graders. It appeared Feb 20, 2015 on EdSurge.

Why do we travel? How do we choose a place to put down roots? What draws us there? Today, when we plan to travel or relocate, we do research. We find out about the climate, people, culture, and economy that we are about to dive into.

I wanted my students to experience that kind of research process, and to arrive at an answer relating the question of why people are drawn to places. After all, project-based learning should allow students to experience authentic processes while learning content. But I also wanted them to show their learning through a product that professionals typically publish: tourism commercials.

And so, that is what we did.

Step 1: Frame the Task

In our early North…

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2 responses to “Kids as Tour Guides: Integrating Student-Created Media into History Class (Kerry Gallagher)

  1. Hi Pedro! Thanks so much for reading and reposting my students’ awesome work. If you’d like to follow up in on Twitter @KerryHawk02

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