Each year sixth graders at Holy Spirit School study the ancient civilizations of Greece and Egypt and each year Mrs. Terrizzano makes these civilizations come to life for her students through her discussions, projects and visual aids.
This year, the class used technology to give their assignments an extra twist. Students did the usual written report using the research and outlining techniques we all know. Then, they created a three-dimensional project. The projects included pyramids, burial masks, ancient board games, clothing or papyrus. Students recorded themselves presenting their projects in front of a green screen that later became an Egyptian background. These recordings were linked to a photo of the project itself.
At a recent open house, when prospective parents visited the classroom, they could use an iPad to scan the projects and the student’s recording would appear on the screen and lead them through their project description. It was a wonderful way to showcase everything the students learned.