Hi everyone! I hope testing went well for each of you. Today we begin to dig deeper into our historical investigation research projects. Let me know how I can best support you as you learn more about your country of choice.
- I can explain the impacts of nationalism and revolutionary movements.
- I can effectively apply and conduct research.
- I can identify the major components of nationalism during World War II.
- RAP: To open class, students completed another set of 10 minute Cornell notes about the connection between Nationalism and World War II. I used this as an opportunity to model how students can use their own personal interest to drive and inspire their own interest by explaining how my own interest in World War II stemmed from my grandfather's experience as a pilot. Students completed this graphic organizer as they took notes to provide them with a clear model.
- Main Stage: Students then had a chance to begin their own exploration in order to prepare for Part A (click here to see detailed instructions) of their Historical Investigation Research Project (HIRP). I showed students how to correctly use sources such as Wikipedia and history textbooks to begin exploring topics.
- Closing: To end class, our technology and library specialist Christina Schultz came into class to show students specific research tools they can use to learn more about their country of choice.