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This podcast is part of the series: Alabama Quality Teaching Standards Demonstration Lessons
Governors Commission on Quality Teaching in cooperation with Winterboro High School, Talladega County Schools
This lesson is a very interactive and collaborative example of project based-learning. In this lesson, a combined class works to build consensus about which country was the primary instigator of World War 1. This lesson provides multiple opportunities for students to exibit group norms and collaborative learning skills.
Content Areas: Professional Development
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
AQTS_1.A.3: Academic Discipline(s) [Ability to use students' prior knowledge and experiences to introduce new subject-area related content.]
AQTS_1.A.5: Academic Discipline(s) [Ability to help students make connections across the curriculum in order to promote retention and transfer of knowledge to real-life settings.]
AQTS_2.B.5: Organization and Management [Ability to plan and implement equitable and effective student access to available technology and other resources to enhance student learning.]
AQTS_2.C.3: Learning Environment [Ability to develop a positive relationship with every student and to take action to promote positive social relationships among students, including students from different backgrounds
AQTS_2.D.5: Instructional Strategies [Ability to select and support the use of instructional and assistive technologies and to
integrate these into a coherent instructional design.]
AQTS_2.D.8: Instructional Strategies [Ability to adjust instruction in response to information gathered from ongoing monitoring of
performance via formative assessment.]
AQTS_2.E.11: Assessment [Ability to engage all students in assessing and understanding their own learning and behavior.]
AQTS_4.D.4: Learning Styles [Ability to design learning experiences that engage all learning styles.]