This week in enrichment third graders have kicked off their student-planned geography lessons. It was great to see how different groups approached the same lesson--adding their perspective and knowledge to teach their peers. This week the lesson focused on the Earth. Students were challenged to learn about how to portray the Earth via maps and satellite imagery. Students taught the lesson in a variety of ways, including building a model of the sun and the Earth, a quiz, and asking students to use Google Earth to find various locations.
I was impressed with how students took responsibility for the instruction and supported the learning of their peers.