Sample activities to pair with your learning objectives.
How do you effectively integrate new kinds of digital history tools, like Running Reality, into your already crowded classroom schedule? Teachers have learning objectives and new tools and techniques must help meet those objectives to be useful in the classroom. We have provided a list of sample activities paired with standardized skills and learning questions to show how to meet common learning objectives for middle and high school history students around the world.
These sample activities map to the skills and learning questions required of teachers.
|Skill||Learning Questions||Sample Activity|
|Identify and describe a historical context for a specific historical development or process.||
||List three battles happening in a different country or on another continent on the same date.|
|Identify a historical concept, development, or process.||
||List geographic reasons why a city became prosperous and influential. List reasons for its decline.|
|Identify patterns among or connections between historical developments and processes.||
||List five ancient roads on different continents that followed a mountain pass.|
|Support an argument using specific and relevant evidence.||
||Capture map snapshots to use in a report.|
|Explain the relative historical significance of a source’s credibility and limitations.||
||Find a map error. Identify the data that would be needed to make a correction and what sources to use.|
|Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, text and visual, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.||
||Compare a map snapshot with a historical map of the same event and with the narrative from a textbook.|
|Adapted from U.S. College Board and Common Core standards.|
We hope you find that Running Reality is a good fit for your classroom and that these techniques will help you integrate it easily. We understand that you need to ensure both that any tools you use fit into the overall learning structure provided by you or your school or university, and that they are fun and easy and clear for your students to use. We hope you will share any tips or techniques that you develop.
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