I'm so happy to hear that you might be able to step away from formal test prep to try this out!! =)
Let's see if I can break this down in a way that will make sense. Here's how the class was broken up. . . (27 students)
Looking at Photos
3 groups of 3. . . one laptop and one slide per group- so, three laptops, three slides
Before and After Satellite Photo
3 groups of 3. . . one laptop and one assigned place to focus on per group
3 groups of 3. . . no laptops necessary- just one article broken up into three parts. (each group taking one part)
There's really no right or wrong way to go about this. So, break up your class in the way that works best for you. If you want to work on each activity whole class over three days - you can do that, too. You can create groups based on learning style or give the students a vote on which activity they want to be a part of. Do what feels right for your group.
I hope to return to this class to work on other current events in this way. Then, I can change the content of the lesson and give students a chance to take part in a different group activity. So,kids who worked on examining photos will work on an article next time. And so on.
If you have any questions, let me know! Please try it out and tell me how it went with your class!
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