Monday, November 24, 2014

Creating an atmosphere in the classroom

Students will be creating captions and making labels for each exhibit in order to transform their class into a veritable museum. Some of the old coins you see below actually belong to a student. They found it when the workers were digging up the foundation for their house in Gujerat. They look really old. According to this website, they can range from 150 to 700 years old. Another website with similar coins says they might belong to 80 AD -105 AD!

With intention, I have selected artifacts from the ancient Chinese civilization. Students will analyze the artifacts and slowly start building their own interpretation of ancient China. They will subsequently start referring to secondary resources in order to verify their findings. I hope that they come to the conclusion that history is but someone's interpretation of the past.

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