Here are some examples of work my students have produced in the classroom. Click on any of the images to see a larger view of the work samples.
An example of a completed "Middle East Factbook." Students selected ten countries in the region and created a profile for each, including the capital, population, the flag, official languages and major exports. This allowed the students to familiarize themselves with the region and me to assess the students while giving them the opportunity to do hands-on, creative work.
Students used their imaginations to create their own countries, complete with a key and landforms. Students were able to demonstrate what they learned through their artwork.
Students created postcards demonstrating their understanding of material while showcasing their artistic and creative writing abilities.
Forms of Government
Students created posters to explain various forms of government which they then used to teach their classmates about that form of government.
Students work together to assemble a map, building social skills and learning how to cooperate.
Students placed themselves in the shoes of Gandhi and those who sought Indian independence from British rule, creating posters to try and achieve their goal.
A student-made map in progress. This activity appealed to students with visually oriented, hands-on learning styles. I chose to have the students engage with the material in a more meaningful way, rather than simply memorize the information.
Portraits of me by students
Throughout the year students have given me pictures that they've drawn of me. I feel they illustrate the strong relationships that I've created with my students and the comfortable learning atmosphere I've worked to foster in the classroom.