BYOD Class Activities
To start off this day after having read Georgia’s Declaration of Secession students will see that one of the main reasons if not the main reason overall for the state of Georgia leaving the Union was over slavery.
We’ll begin this segment by looking into slavery a little more closely here in Georgia.
We’ll watch a Georgia Public Broadcasting video on the growth of slavery.
This video will chronicle slavery in the state of Georgia.
Using EdPuzzle we as a class will watch the video stopping throughout the video to answer questions and to discuss different points in the video.
Afterwards, students will go to this National Geographic website or download app
On this site students will take a trip on the Underground Railroad from the South to Canada. They will be able to take different routes and make different choices. I feel that roleplaying is something that will help place the students in the shoes of those who were once held in captivity in this country.
Students will spend the remainder of class going on this journey through the Underground Railroad. This interactive allows students to work at their own pace and make their own choices.
While they are traveling they will be asked to take notes of different choices they have to make along the way and the outcome of those choices. They will make note of different characters they encounter as well as different places they go. It would also be helpful if they write down any questions they have along the way so that once we’re back together as a whole class we will be able to answer them.