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The Convention of Compromise

June 5, 2013 by


For our final project, our class (G Block) created and facilitated a 45-minute lesson for 7th graders about the Constitutional Convention. We created an introductory video and led small groups through an interactive discussion session highlighting specific compromises made before, during, and after the Convention. For out interactive presentation script, click here. For our research […]

Research Tips and Pointers

November 8, 2012 by


This is a follow up to my previous post, Two Steps Towards a Killer Presentation. So, we all know that in order to make a presentation awesome, the content has to be as well, it’s just as simple as that. Your presentation could be as interesting as the Mona Lisa, a Michael Bay film, or […]

Creative Commons

May 14, 2012 by


What goes into the making of a documentary? That is the question we all have to ask ourselves as we go into our most recent project, a full group project to make a documentary on the Boston Tea Party. My job in this Documentary is to edit the final version of the documentary, not only […]

A Research Student’s Perspective on the American Revolution

May 1, 2012 by


As an extremely new research student of the American Revolution, it’s hard to know where to start looking for information. The first thought that usually comes to a member of the digital-generation’s mind is to go to Wikipedia! While that’s not the worst place to start, its certainly not the best. But wow, if you […]

True or False?

April 26, 2012 by


Recently, my history class, Age of Exploration, began a group documentary project based on some aspect of the Revolutionary War. The final product requirements include an 8-10 minute video on a relevant topic of our choice, and a “making 0f the documentary” documentary. Initially, we struggled with finding a topic and being able to coordinate […]

Revolutionaries of Today: Students

April 24, 2012 by


Little would most people guess that the American Revolution is still taking place today, and that at the forefront of the change is, among other places, our history classroom. That’s right, I think that, thanks to our teacher Mike and the many others like him, kids and educators everywhere are starting a new kind of […]

Trying To Finish

January 16, 2012 by


Once my Age of Exploration class got back from winter break we really started cracking down on the project we were working on to add the final pieces.  The project is about picking a political figure and writing a bibliographic essay about them by picking different sources either on the web or on the shelves.  […]

A New Approach to Learning

January 16, 2012 by


We are now half way through the year in Age of Exploration and we have covered many topics and researched many interesting and important parts of history. For this project we were told we must write a bibliographic essay on an important person in the 1600’s. I was not yet familiar with the idea of […]

Consider a Book for Research

January 11, 2012 by


For any of you that have studied John Locke, I’m sure you’ve felt overwhelmed by the sheer amount of thought and reason he is recognized for. When I first heard that our class assignment was to pick a 17th century philosopher to study, my thoughts immediately remembered a man whom I had studied briefly in […]

Lists Upon Lists Upon Lists

January 10, 2012 by


Our third project in Age of Exploration is one that, for me, is more difficult than it originally looked, but then again, isn’t that always the way with most projects? This particular assignment is to research one important political figure of the 17th century, but instead of just researching their life and giving a presentation […]

Thinking Out of the Box

January 10, 2012 by


I find that one of the most rewarding aspects of research is not learning about history or even producing a comprehensive paper on a subject, but learning about myself as a researcher and a person. In my Age of Ex class we have completed two projects and have now begun work on our third: 17th […]