The students of 6th grade have been summarizing what they’ve learned in History class this year in a rather graphic and novel way: by creating a comic book! Ms. Esther Araiza’s students illustrated key moments from pre-history through the Middle Ages in a Google slides presentation that they formatted to look like a comic book.
The project was evaluated for technology class using five criteria: sequencing of information, originality, use of graphics, citation of sources, and document formatting. By explaining important events in history in their own way, students gained a deeper understanding of the content than they would from just reading it in a textbook.
Pasos de la investigación:
1. Selección del tema
2. Buscar información sobre el tema
3. Registrar tanto la información encontrada como el sitio de consulta
4. Comparar y parafrasear la información de acuerdo a los textos consultados
5. Justificar los sitios consultados.
6. Realizaron un rostro Azteca.
Los estudiantes utilizan el video Art Attack: Rostro Azteca para aprender cómo hacer los rostros aztecas. Vea a continuación un ejemplo de trabajo de los estudiantes.
created a powerpoint slide with their information. Finally, students shared and presented about their wonder to the class.
This year the Upper School library has twelve laptops that students and teachers can check out. Miss Malu's Historia class used the laptops to learn more about important events in México's history and practice paraphrasing and summarizing. Students worked in pairs to search for reliable information and write a summary of the event.
The addition of a temporary wireless hotspot, provided by the tech center, meant that students had a strong connection to the internet. 6th grade students were very excited to work on the laptops in the classroom. They were very motivated and worked well together, taking turns and sharing the responsibility.