Concluding our look at this social learning project with a sampling of student reflections, and curriculum tie-ins.
Last week I published part 1 of this article, introducing this fun and well executed project, developed by teacher Richard Cossette for his 9th grade advanced ELA students. This week we follow up with a look at some student reflections on the project and ways in which the project’s learning objectives tied in to Saskatchewan’s education curriculum.
Note that the fictional Facebook profile each student created for the historical figure they chose to use can be opened by clicking on the underlined name in the section subheadings below.
Student Reflections (with links to profiles)
‘Annie’ [Winston Churchill] says:
“At the beginning of this project, I was under the impression that our goal was to learn about different types of government from around the world and about the great world leaders who led these governments. However, when the Summit heated up, it became clear to me that although these tasks were important, the greater knowledge that we gathered from Facebook were the events that we created in our ‘imaginary’ society.