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Started by Allan Richards in Teaching and Methodology Oct 27. 0 Replies

Hey everyone!I am new to the forum and am curious how you feel learning communities benefit educators when it comes to developing a collective responsibility as educators. Do you feel a forum like…Continue


Started by Christina Shepherd in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 26. 1 Reply

How does implementation help you out throughout the year? I am curious to know what things have worked for you and what things have not worked for you through an implementation standard.  Continue

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 19. 74 Replies

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Top 5 Game

Started by susie silver in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 17. 14 Replies

Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue

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This is a great activity to do as part of the Olympics theme this year. Plus, important history. 

(see all our Olympics related materials).

1. Show the trailer in its entirety.  Ask students to make notes for the 5 ws.  Who / What / Where / When / How.  Take up as a class.  Ask what students know about Jesse Owens. 

2. Watch again but hand out the sequence sheet (or cut up in strips and students can order).  Students watch and try to sequence.  Let them try once before starting the video.  Play as many times until students get the correct order. 

3. Ask students to write out the Question summary and share / present their writing about the Jesse Owens story. 

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THANKS A LOT FOR THIS MATERIAL. It can be also as a "spring board" for individual creativity work- to find a person- champion of one's country and present the work for the classmates.

Inese,/ Riga ,Latvia/

Yes, most definitely.  He's a hero but there are so many others pushing things so things get better for us all. 

Also a good intro to making a timeline. Students can put his life onto a timeline ....  then do so for other "heroes". 

Also good for talking about prejudice and overcoming injustice without resorting to violence/anger.


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