Fermilab LInC Online

History Survivor Class

Unit Description before LInC

The Survivor Project did not exist before the Fermilab LinC Online Class. Some of the Learner Outcomes could not be accomplished. Key elements of history associated with the Survivor Project were accomplished by teacher instruction.

Grade Level: 10th grade

Subject: Modern World History

Learner Outcomes: Students had a better understanding of some of the decisions made in history by our forefathers. Students learned from the past so that they could make better decisions for the future.

Student Task: Students listened to teacher instruction and took notes. Students read about historical events that had made a difference in the country's future. Students had an opportunity to discuss and give comments on historical decisions made by leaders of the time.

Teacher Role: The teacher gave assigned readings, lectures, and videos about the subject area. The teacher posted an approved reading list to help students start finding topics of interest for research.

Grouping: Students worked individually and in groups to learn about historical events.

Hook: Students wanted to learn the history content because it was informative and interesting.

Student-Directed Learning: Any project or assignment was teacher directed. The student was allowed to extend their investigation, but the teacher set the parameters.

Use of Technology: History films were the only technological instruments used in the class.

Assessment: Students were assessed and graded at the end of each unit. Tests, some reports, notebook evaluation, and student reports were graded by use of a percentage scale.

Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author(s): Scott Hopgood (scotthopgood@hotmail.com)
School: Vallejo High, Vallejo, CA
Created: February 15, 2001 - Updated: December 28, 2002
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w01/projects/survivor/historyunitdescription.html