This morning’s Washington Post gave me a chance to make a 7-minute screen cast of how students at Triangle Learning Community middle school would use a news article as an opportunity to learn about the world. We would also look at surrounding news articles — and even at the ads we’re forced to watch along the way. In the video below there’s an ad for rebuilding New Orleans, which gives us an opportunity to find out what students know about Hurricane Katrina.
At TLC middle school, the content of our curriculum will develop in response to what students want to know and in response to what’s going on in the world. The constant is a high level of rigor and constant skill development as we read more sophisticated articles and expand our world view over the three years we read and discuss the morning’s news.
I’d *love* any responses to this video — please leave responses in the comments section.