Monday, December 20, 2010
Another website we often use is the History Alive tutorial. The link is also posted on the sidebar. As we complete each chapter, students use the tutorial to study for their social studies test. They may use their textbooks at first to assist with spelling and to look up details they may have forgotten. Each time a student completes the tutorial the website scores their work and gives them a grade. Most students challenge themselves to keep taking the "test" until they receive 100%.
Students have fun doing this activity and they enjoy seeing their progress improve as they continue to study the chapter. We have had wonderful results on the final assessment using this form of study.