US History District-Wide PLC

November 18, 2015

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Google + Community

If you haven't already become part of the US History PLN Google + community, let me know so I can send you an invite.
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Why do you want to be part of the USH District-wide PLC? Post your learning goals in the Learning Goals section on the Google Community.
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Jigsaw puzzle groups

Each of you has received a puzzle piece from a visual that represents a particular era of US History. Find the others who have the rest of the 4-piece puzzle and form a new group.


In your new group, you will identify the historical era represented by your image, tape it on a poster paper, and label the historical era.

Next, on separate sticky notes, complete the following stems for your image. "I see... I think... I wonder..."
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When everyone has placed their sticky notes on their posters, we will engage in a carousel brainstorming activity in which each group will circulate around the posters and silently read the stickies and write down characteristics of the era represented.

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Once each group has visited each of the other posters, they will return to their original poster and examine the characteristics identified by the others in the room, and will create a brief summary of the historical era based on the characteristics identified. Select one group member to post your summary to the Google Community.

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Reflection

How might you use these strategies in your USH classroom?


Post your reflection on the Discussions page of the Google Community.

Resource Exploration

Using the link below (also located on the Google Community) browse through the resources currently available in the Google Drive Folder. Identify one resource from the folder to share out the following:


Have you already used it in your classroom?


  • If yes, When did you use it and for what purpose? How effective was it? On a scale of 1-10, where 1 is Never! and 10 is Immediately! to what extent would you recommend this resource?


  • If no, how might you use this resource in your classroom? When, what purpose, why this one?
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Which of Mr. Driscoll's strategies are you currently using in your own classroom?


Which of Mr. Driscoll's strategies would you like to implement in your own classroom?

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