JD Davis, Year One
Blythers – Meagan Cascone
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students should be able to identify the causes of the Industrial Revolution.
- Students should be able to identify the effects of the Industrial Revolution.
- Students should be able to identify significant outcomes from the Industrial Revolution.
- Students will work on soft skills, compromising and listening within their group.
SSUSH7. Students will explain the process of economic growth, its regional and national impact in the first half of the 19th century, and the different responses to it.
The students used different areas across the front of the room to write their ideas on the different posters.
The class was reviewing the Industrial Revolution by looking at different websites and videos before doing this poster dialogue activity.
The teacher then divided the students into groups of 4 and gave each group a different color marker. Within their groups, the students had to work together to answer all questions (What were the causes? What were the effects? What were significant outcomes?).
For every correct answer, that color team would get a point. The students only had 7 minutes to answer all questions. At the end of the 7 minutes, the teacher reviewed all of the answers and tallied points. The group with the most points won.
We were able to include a teamwork aspect into this activity. Each group was only given one marker. They really had to work together to get every idea in their group on the posters. It created an environment of discussion within the groups before the big group discussion. The teacher also touched on what things the students noticed in having to work in a group. If you wanted this to be a silent activity, but still do the point system, you could give everyone in the group the same color marker and see how many different things they could come up with on their own.