Wednesday, October 26, 2016

To Fall or Not to Fall? - Fall of Roman Empire PBL Presentations

D.A.T.A. scholars in Room A-4 did a phenomenal job giving group oral presentations answering the driving question to our "Fall of Rome" Project-Based Learning unit:  What factors cause a civilization to fall and how can it be prevented?  Performing in collaborative teams, students reported on their top three reasons Rome fell, they encouraged the audience with a community service project idea created by their team, and finally they reflected on how this project could help prevent America from a fall like that in Rome.  Presentations included creative attention-grabbers, skits, songs, artistic posters, games, VTS discussion, audience interaction, online presentations, videos, trailers, lego stop motion animation, newscasts, interviews, community involvement, live animals, and more!  What a fun day and a great way to celebrate and share student learning and success!  Enjoy photos from student presentations below:

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Ode Poetry Analysis & Creation

Students analyzed ode poems for poetic devices using the interactive whiteboard!  Then, students crafted and published their own ode poems!