One of the ways I challenge my students with creating content are by creating podcasts or as we call them in class, "Radio Shows." While we do not yet have a podcast channel (summer project) I do have my students use GarageBand on our school iPads to create these works of arts. You will find two examples below from my classroom. The first was a Greek Myth done by my sixth graders a few years ago.
The second audio recording is my fifth grade a few years ago. They had a menu of options of assignments to complete based on our studies of Africa. Here is their podcast on farming in Algeria.
While the audio is not the greatest in either of these, you can see that students are able create and show me understanding of the topics they chose to record on.
So next year when my students come to class, I can use these to start the Inquiry Cycle.
George Phillip is a social studies teacher and designer.
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