DC Landmark Brochure
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Dave Wallace (Student)
Overall I really like the idea of this project. I like that it can be used in
any region or class. It can be transferred to a computer software brochure,
historical place or somewhere students would like to visit. The material will
make a connection with the students.
The use and understanding of search engines is huge. I would like to see some
requirement of using different search engines, the students can get very
different results. That would have to be in a 6th grade class though. I like
the option of creating the brochure on computer, I would like to see this pushed
a little more. I understand with lower classes the pen and paper is a better
choice but the older ones should be on a computer.
Dana Lord (Teacher (K-12))
I really like how you are making connections from the lesson to where the students are living to learn more about the historical sites near their home. I think the students will definitely gain more by working collaboratively on the assignment and working to produce a final product rather than simply summarizing their research in a formal essay.
I think it's really important that you show the students examples of brochures so that is a critical step in your lesson. Are you assigning each group a specific landmark or are they choosing from a list? I like that you keep your options open by allowing the students to create the brochure on the computer rather than paper, pencil, and glue That could definitely be an extension for students that have higher technology skills or for older students, perhaps. I would be curious to see how you approach identifying reliable sources on the internet since my students really struggle with that concept.
I like the use of the internet for research purposes as well as word processing. I also like that you leave the option open for students to create the brochure on the computer because that takes the lesson to a higher level technologically.