A presentation chronicling the accomplishments of several sixteenth-century explores.
Type of Material:
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Identify Major Learning Goals:
Identify several sixteenth century explorers
Target Student Population:
Grade school or middle school history
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
• Provides basic information on a few key 16th c. explorers
• Material is understandable
• Material is not complete
• Minimal content
• Material does not contextualize the topic
• No summary or identification of intended use
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
• Easy to read
• Does not support the classroom or course assignments
• No learning objectives
• No apparent learning outcomes
• Not easy to incorporate into the classroom
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
• Attractive graphics
• Easy to access
• Attractive design
• Not interactive
• Not engaging
• No voice, just music
Other Issues and Comments:
This Web site gives students very basic information in an interesting format. But the lack of analysis and its very cut-and-dry format makes it less useful for most teachers who want their students to understand sixteenth-century exploration.
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