Teacher Review For Historical Scene Investigation

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Christopher R.
Media specialist/librarian
Jamestown Middle School
Jamestown, NC
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
This is great for higher students that seek a challenge - depending on the "scene" the reading can be a bit overwhelming for anyone that's not reading at grade level (or reluctant readers). Therefore, if you have anyone that finishes their work early, this might be a great filler without being redundant.
My Take
Not only is this a great tool for higher students, it's also a great tool to show teachers how historical lessons don't need to be dull. Gamification doesn't have to require awesome programming skills, just a plan and the right tools.