PROPAGANDA MUSEUM WALK

Sixth grade Social Studies students in Mrs. Bitler’s, Mrs. Wishon’s, and Mrs. Clements’ classes participated in a Propaganda Museum Walk led by Media Specialist, Mrs. Baker in the Digital Aged Classroom. Students began with an introduction to propaganda where five popular propaganda techniques were highlighted. Then student groups had the opportunity to visit four different stations featuring selections of propaganda arranged by type. Within each station students analyzed pieces of propaganda using Mrs. Baker’s Propaganda Museum Walk Guide. They utilized fellow group members to help them evaluate and analyze the posters. This was a day of deep critical thinking for these sixth graders, and they rose to the challenge.

 

Propaganda Agenda

 

STATION 1: “DONALD DUCK IN NUTZILAND”

Watch the video segment independently and complete the writing prompts on your guide. After each student has responded to the prompts on his/her own, discuss responses as a group and add additional insights to your notes.

 

STATIONS 2, 3, & 4 are on display in the Digital Aged Classroom.

Breakout EDU

Mrs. Slade’s and Ms. Poteat’s 2nd and 6th period classes have saved Fun Friday! Durham’s first Breakout was a success!

Through the collaborative efforts of Media Specialist, Mrs. Baker,  Media Paraprofessional Mrs. Webb and Reading teachers, Mrs. Slade and Ms. Poteat, students recently had the opportunity to look at a problem in a new, innovative way using Breakout EDU kits. Breakout EDU creates learning games, called Breakouts, based upon a variety of subjects and content area standards.  Groups must work collaboratively to problem solving using critical thinking and also must persevere through a variety of obstacles to solve puzzles. To learn more about the possibilities of utilizing Breakout EDU, check out all the details here.

2nd Period Broke Out!

2nd Period Broke Out!

6th Period Broke Out!

6th Period Broke Out!

Help! Help! I Need Your Help!

Okay kids,

Here’s the Current Situation:

I have been asked to help edit an article for the Marietta Daily Journal, but I need your help. The author of the article, Jay Udgement, has written an article based only on his opinion, and he thinks that Fun Friday is a waste of time. The deadline to turn in his article is in 45 minutes, and if he submits the article, Durham’s Fun Friday will be outlawed. This isn’t the first article that Jay Udgement has published that is full of his opinions. I was working on a rewrite of his article to give readers the facts about the benefits of Fun Friday, but he took it from me and locked it in this box. On his way out, he dropped some clues that may be able to help us. You have 45 minutes to get the replacement article out of the box, or Fun Friday will be a thing of the past.

The Scene is Set

The Scene is Set

We Can Do This!

We Can Do This!