Dr. Joann Wheeler
October 25, 2014
According to Horton (2012), “absorb-type activities are “closet to pure information.” (p. 67). With this information students can understand fully why they need to connect with the curriculum they are learning about. “Absorb activities are also an efficient way to extend current knowledge and skills.”(Horton, 2012 p. 68). When a teacher looks at the curriculum she is actually preparing the students for the do activity when she/he introduces an absorb activities. Teachers can use absorb activities in the forms of a presentation, readings, stories told by the teacher and field trips. However all children have different learning styles, therefore; it is up to the teacher to find that one assessment that will fit all the needs of all his/her students.
The assessment of the need would be to follow the curriculum for history and we will visit the “American Civil War. During this time each of the students will have access to a virtual tour of the Gettysburg museum and learn about the civil war. http://virtualgettysburg.com/ this site will provide the students a virtual tour of the battle fields. If this stays with the common core of Pennsylvania, then this would be the standards to follow US History 1850-Present, History this covers grades from 4th to the 12th grade. Students will learn about “Distinguish between fact and opinion from multiple points of view, and primary sources as related to historical events.” (Pa. Common Core, 2013).
The assessment is that there was a war, and the impacts of the war on the world today. The mission is to find out how the students will react during the virtual field trip to Gettysburg and listening to the facts about the Civil War. Students are to engage in a discussion about how the war came about and how it affects everyone today. The students will receive lecture notes about the reenactment of Gettysburg and they will