We brought history to life with our Makey Makey project on influential Black Americans from history and current events
Our 6th grade classes researched influential Black Americans using our Gale Biography database. Students were assigned the "Black History Month Biography Research" Google Doc template in Google Classroom so they could edit it directly. They also had the choice of working with partners or by themselves. We all love choice! Find the template below.
Lesson Title: Biographies Come Alive!
Grade/Age: 7th Grade Content area: Language Arts
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ISTE Standards for Students (CT and DT plus any others addressed) - Please list the standard indicators addressed and include a brief description of the ways in which students will meet them:
ISTE Standards for Educator (CT and DT plus any others addressed) - Please list the standard indicators addressed and include a brief description of the ways in which students will meet them:
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Digital tool(s) you’ll use and how it/they contribute to your lesson:
If relevant, how you’re engaging one or more alternative learning environments (blended, flipped, makerspace, fully online, etc.) and/or pedagogical approaches (project-based, problem-based, personalized, deeper, etc.).
Students will use tools from our MakerSpace in order to create their projects. This lesson also uses a project-based learning approach in that students are creating a product that showcases a person they chose to research and are creating meaningful events for others to learn about their person.
Project in Action
Body Templates for Project