One of my goals this year is to conference with students in small groups once or twice a week. If I give an assignment to work on in class, I will use that time to pull students to the side to review topics with them and even break down documents.
Tomorrow I will conference with students based on their responses to the (Quick Assessment For Videos #1-4) they answered for the first 15 minutes of class. I noticed that every student did not know at least one of the answers for questions 8-11. Some students were still confused about Native life PRIOR to European contact (Question 2). So before conferencing tomorrow, I will address those questions as a whole class, and then focus on other topics in the conferences.
The second half of class was spent discussing part II of the Video #4 Enhanced Video Guide. Several students mentioned how de Las Casas’ Point of Viewis much different than the Point of Viewof the political cartoon from yesterday.
I’m being very explicit in my expectations for answering questions about Point of Viewand Purpose. I want students to be able to explain why it matters, not just what the Point of Viewor Purposeis.
HW for tonight: Vocab quiz tomorrow on period 1
HW for Friday: Chapter 2 outline (begins period 2)
Have a good night!