Students shouldn’t come away from a role play “having done something memorable and learned nothing valuable,” says history teacher Aaron Brock. “There should always be a core skill or concept guiding the activity.” He offers 2 examples to illustrate.
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State assessments will soon require history students to read texts & make arguments supported by evidence. Aaron Brock believes non-traditional tests, like a recent poster project in his 8th grade inner-city classroom, can help build those skills.
Inner city middle school teacher Aaron Brock describes how he scaffolds the writing of a thesis-driven history essay with good results for students.
Our bloggers share a unit that helps students understand the American Revolution from the perspective of characters who had to choose sides.
Teacher Aaron Brock completes a 3-part series about games in history class with insights about skill building, concept reinforcement & discrete knowledge.
Middle school teacher Aaron Brock describes how he leads urban students to create their own history games and why this is a powerful learning experience.
Aaron Brock, a middle school history teacher in urban Compton CA, begins a 3-part series on classroom games with Facts Review (templates included!)
In a new MiddleWeb blog, three outstanding middle grades teachers explore the Future of History in a connected world, from multiple perspectives.