Today we decided to approach learning about the War of 1812 a bit differently. I had a reading planned out (check it out below), but thought it was a bit boring and dry. Instead of just "reading" about the War and answer questions, I decided to put a spin on the lesson.
This is the sheet students were given. I was AMAZED with the results I got! Although many tweets were infused with "text" and "slang" language, they all got the point across: a summary of the War of 1812. Once again, these 8th graders continue to impress me! And the best part: they all accepted this challenge without complaint...instead of complaining about Ms. Pepin's crazy tweeting idea, they all embraced it and were enthused about the challenge. This could be a post-reading activity that could be done with almost any topic, and in any content area! Maybe next time the students will actually tweet out their responses!