World War I Learning Stations: Using an Interactive Multimedia Approach
The social studies teachers met with the teacher-librarian to plan the learning station activities. The work was divided according to areas of interest and expertise. The team compiled and produced the activity booklets for students. The teachers orally presented the activities, schedule and expectations to each of their classes. They also preselected homogeneous groups and assigned group names. They explained procedures for groups rotating through the learning stations. The team facilitated the cooperative learning process and assisted students who experienced difficulties.
The teacher-librarian selected a number of appropriate learning resources from the library collection and beyond. She also organized the library to accommodate the learning stations and groups of students. She also facilitated the cooperative learning process and assisted students who experienced difficulties.
Schedule for Activities and Time Frame - eleven (40 minute) periods
See Activity Chart
Evaluation: Assessment of Students, Evaluation of Activity.
Peer and Group Evaluation: Students were instructed to individually complete the Group Evaluation Form for their group. Each student assigned a mark for members of their group and justified these marks with comments.
Self Evaluation: At the conclusion of each activity students completed a chart which recorded their personal successes and problems.
Summative Evaluation: Each instructional team member was responsible for evaluating students' activity booklets according to the following criteria: followed directions, accuracy of answers, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and justification of opinions. Marks and comments were based on a scale of 1-5 from poor to excellent.