Saturday, February 26, 2011
I teach one sixth grade World Cultures class and have actually planned the curriculum around the creation of Foldables. With every place we learn about, students create a different Foldable. So, by the end of the term, learners leave with an array of portfolio work. Each nine weeks, students begin the class with a brief overview of Australia. We watch a short informative video, read handouts, learn a little about Aussie slang terms, plan a small group Outback safari, and complete both political and physical map work about the island nation. The Australian Foldable is the most basic of Foldables, but the results are often well beyond my expectations. My third nine week rotation was no different, and as seen in the above photos, you can clearly see this student's ability to incorporate her love of drawing with learning about Australia. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share this awesome Foldable!