Tuesday, April 5, 2016

5th Grade and The Colonies

Students in Ms. Lane's fifth grade class are currently studying the 13 original colonies. In the lesson I saw during my daily walkthrough students pretended to be advertising firms pitching commercials to encourage people to move from Europe to one of the 13 original colonies. Each group was a different colony and could pick the technology to use for their persuasive presentations. Some groups used iMovie (iPad/green screen) for a video commercial and some groups picked Google Slides for a print add.

I was very impressed at how the students used their research on the colonies to defend their persuasive arguments. Also, all the students worked collaboratively like real executives for their advertising firm's pitch.

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