Monday, 28 May 2012
This lesson was inspired by a post I read at http://evteachingandlearning.blogspot.co.uk/?spref=tw. The lesson was a revision lesson for Y10 before their Unit 3 History exam which is heavily skills based. As students came into the room I gave them sheets (differentiated 3 ways) and asked them to jot down everything they could remember about the 6 question types and how to answer them. After taking feedback I asked the students to move to a station Teach do or review. If students moved to the teach table for a particular question they would be taught the basics of how to answer that type of question.
My first attempt at Solo Taxonomy For my first attempt I was not confident about the students ability to be able to categorise causes based on themes. This was where I started. AFter a short discussion about Wars and how they begin, the students came up with accurate definitions of what our four key themes were; economic, social, political and religious. STudents wrote these definitions onto their hexagons and began to tesselate their hexagons based on whether the causes on their cards were economic, social, political or religious. Students were very much engaged in this task ocassionally disagreeing with their group members about where the card/hexagon belonged.