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Bringing Real World Learning into the Classroom

Bringing Real World Learning into the Classroom
This is the image for the news article titled Bringing Real World Learning into the ClassroomBringing real world learning front and center in the classroom, Ms. Bravo, second grade teacher at Saints Cyril and Methodius in Deer Park, organized a special video conference, introducing learning on the Powhatan Indian Tribe to the second grade world. The students enjoyed sharing virtual face time with instructors from the Mariners’ Museum located in Newport News, Virginia.

Second graders delighted in learning about how the Powhatan Tribe lived long ago. Hearing about the varied responsibilities that the Powhatan children had, gave the students pause for thought. The children of this tribe were taught to hunt, fish, and even build their own houses at a young age. It excited the students to learn that Pocahontas was a Powhatan princess and they loved being able to see pictures of how she looked long ago. For the students, video conferencing is a nice break from traditional classroom learning, but moreover, through a wise use of technology, these global connections make our vast world seem just a little smaller and it’s a great way to expand young minds and broaden horizons.
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