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Learning Exercise

Material: The Great War
Submitted by: Barb Dominesey on May 06, 2007
Date Last Modified: May 06, 2007
Title: A Soldier's Life Blog
Description: Students learn about blogs, create a blog, write a posting per the assignment, respond to peer blogs, respond to comments left on their blog, and participate in the classroom discussion as a follow up to the assignment.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supervised, Supplemental Activity
Time Required Approximately two class periods
Topics: Blogging, World War 1, Discussion
Course: Social Studies for 8th Graders
Audience: Middle School
Prerequisites Skills: Basic Web browser and navigation skills
Learning Objectives: To learn new Web 2.0 skills using; To be able to identify and reason a soldier's physical, mental, and emotional condition in the War; and to engage in collaborative discussion using technology.
Technical Notes: Students need access to workstations with Internet capability, including
Text of Learning Exercise: Students will use tutorials to learn about blogs and create a blog, add a 150+ word posting that describes life as a soldier in WWI, respond to peer blogs with comments, respond to comments on their blog, and engage in collaborative classroom discussion about the "A Soldier's Life Blog".
Additional Information URL:
Assessment: Student blogs will be assessed for meeting the requirements of the assignment (150+ word count and discussion of required topics). Students will be assessed for understanding of a soldier's life through participation in the classroom discussion.
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