Reflection: Winter Holidays: Collecting Information (Day One) - Section 4: Collecting Information


Although it is often necessary - especially when completing something new, I sometimes hate the modeling process. I feel that all too often, students end up copying the work you do rather than using what you show them as a support to fall back on when they need it. 

Most often when modeling, I will use an example passage or topic different from what the students can use to avoid this problem all together. In this case however, I did not include a sixth holiday in my website to use as an example. Therefore, I tried to limit my modeling to only what was necessary to get students started. As soon as I saw that they were able to navigate the site and gather information independently, I turned them loose! However, if you find that your students need more support, you can always walk them through each step explicitly showing them the process. 

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Winter Holidays: Collecting Information (Day One)

Unit 10: Winter Holidays: Discovering Commonalities
Lesson 1 of 4

Objective: SWBAT collect information about their holiday from a teacher created website.

Big Idea: After choosing a winter holiday, students work with their groups to collect information about their holiday and begin to learn what makes it important.

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English / Language Arts, Holidays, winter, Christmas, Chinese New Year, Diwali, hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Virtual Field Trip
  55 minutes
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