Teaching the American Revolution: Scaffolding to Success

This articles explains how to effectively use scaffolding to teach students about the American Revolution.  It defines scaffolding as supporting students self-reliance, in that  they are able to do a bulk o the research necessary  for understanding the major battles and reasoning behind the war independently.  This teacher was able to use exploratory methods to get his students excited to learn about the Revolutionary War from both perspectives.  Through collaborative group work, and independent work, students were able to really show what they know and learn from one another to get the best of all worlds.  This articles is a great resource for all teachers who are working on scaffolding in the classroom and want new ways to engage students in lessons across content.

 

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