Honors U.S. History News Letter
By Mr. Ball, Vol. 1, Issue 12, 4/15/16
Update on the past few weeks.
World War II Test
We took our World War II test on Friday, March 18th. Our scores varied and I felt that overall the class needed a little more review/discussion of the content. So right before Spring Break I paired students and they re-took the test together. The purpose: have deeper discussions, and for all students to understand the material from our World War II unit.
This activity was a great success!
Our students had some deep discussions and passionate debates about the content. Students were using evidence and notes to support their stances, and everyone got better! The students that knew the content well were able to really raise the level of understanding of their peers and at the end everyone had a more clear understanding.
I think this is one of the most amazing aspects of what school can be. Working together and using resources to solve problems, sharing our knowledge, raising everyone to a higher level of understanding.