Sunday, February 26, 2012
If I had a 5th grade classroom for instance, I would collaborate with another 5th grade class at MDE or perhaps SBISD/out of SBISD and create a Social Studies lesson revolving around the TEKS on government and how this country elects its leaders. I would create a survey to show votes for President prior to campaign debates and post debates around the current political election. Students could post a video outlining the merits of their candidate and send it to the other classroom. After viewing, they could send their videos on their candidates and in some sense set up a debate of the attributes of each candidate. Students could Skype the campaign staffers from their candidates politcal headquarters to get real feedback/facts. They could Skype to each others classroom and do a mock debate. Students could make a Stupeflix with a campaign ad to send each other. After both classes viewed each others debates/information, they could hold an election (via survey) to see how their candidates fared.