Teacher Review For The First Thanksgiving

Engaging Site Deep with Info

Nick R.
Technology coordinator
P.S. 11 William T Harris
New York, NY
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
When students come into the computer lab I show them on the IWB at the front of the class this web site and we tour through about 5 pages on this site. I have already created quick links on the school website to easily get to this site and other sites that have information about the First Thanksgiving." Students are usually very engaged and find the way the site connects with their age fun. You can't depend solely on this site to get students engaged but it is great resource with great graphics and most of the text can be read.
My Take
I really like this but it can't be the only source for your lesson on the First Thanksgiving and Tech skills such as research and creating presentation using digital media. If you're looking for a site that will do it all this is not it. But if you're looking for a site that is full of graphics, is presented this history at the level of 8 thru pre-teen will connect with, and opens up students thinking about this important part of our history this is one of my favorite social studies engagement sites.