Thursday, June 4, 2015

Building Safety Features and History

To lead into work conditions and the Progressive Era response, students walked the halls looking for safety features / equipment to research. They made this slide presentation as a class, and it includes historical and legal information.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

European Mercantilism and U.S. Imperialism Slides #RemindChat

When the Remind Chat feature was released, I asked students to search Google Images for things related to "mercantilism" for AP World History and "causes of the Spanish-American War" for History of the Americas.

They exceeded my expectations, but it didn't surprise me a bit. To honor their swift and effective work, I made slide presentations with only the content they shared.

AP World History

History of the Americas

Friday, April 3, 2015

Muckraker Resumes

My Thoughts

At this point in the year, students can search and evaluate websites and other sources, so I don't spend much time planning every detail. I also don't show them every click and webpage because they'll just ask me to show them individually. Plus, the students who are good at figuring things out get to show the other students and do so voluntarily. In other words, let them play a little to figure it out.


Although my students learned resume formats in English, some of them didn't feel confident that they could make one on their own. Since they needed to learn about muckrakers, I thought it was a good chance to practice making resumes, research, and working with others.

Students used all of the resumes made by the class to decide which muckraker should be put on a postal stamp.


As students searched for information, they shared, laughed, and learned. It's always fun to have student-led content activities.

How's It Going?

What's Next?


Write a paragraph explaining your choice for the postal stamp.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

OPVL: Extending and Restricting Slavery

I found this slide presentation in my Google Drive. As it turns out, one of my students went beyond the expectation and turned his notes into a slide presentation.

What's better than that? Isn't it what we want all of our kids to do?

Friday, February 6, 2015

Civil War Battles Map

This year, students made a Civil War battle map with Google My Maps. The class contributions are coded by shape and the battle outcomes are by color. Each group of three or four researched a battle, summarized the event, included an image, and a website for further reading.