Reflection: Joy Legacy Research: Reading about Persistent Issues Following our Study of Afghanistan (Day 1 of 2) - Section 2: Legacy Research Project


These topics are of intense interest to the students because the relate to the real world and because they draw on some of the funds of knowledge that the students are bringing to the task.  I typically spend 10 minutes or more to pre-talk the topics, maybe a week or so in advance, so that I can shape the assignment based on interest inventory info that the students give me.  However, in this case, I did not have as much time to do that in advance, so I paid particular attention to the initial uptake among students for the topics that I listed.  What I found out was that an unforeseen (high) number of students were interested in drone warfare, which is a very controversial topic, as well as a couple of other topics.  Thus, I asked these students to specify a sub-topic such as technical information, international views on the drones, etc.  

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Legacy Research: Reading about Persistent Issues Following our Study of Afghanistan (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 9: Ghosts of Afghanistan: Exploring the legacy of the war(s) in research, media production, and letter writing
Lesson 4 of 5

Objective: SWBAT explain a key element in the legacy of the conflict in Afghanistan by reading multiple texts (and in the next lesson, reporting on them in an e-poster session).

Big Idea: My students get hooked on studying the legacy of Afghanistan.

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