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Teaching Tips for archived Learning Adventures

To best utilize the Learning Adventure field trips in our archive, please watch this short video or read the instructions below it. Find out our best practices and tips for using this valuable resource in the classroom!

 
Watch Learning Adventure
1) Watch the Learning Adventure

In order to familiarize yourself with the content of the Learning Adventure, we suggest that you preview the video prior to using it with your students. Doing this will allow you to choose appropriate before, during, and after activities and discussions that reflect the themes highlighted in the Adventure.

View the Accompanying Resources
2) View the Accompanying Resources

Check out the learning resources & interactive media accompanying each Learning Adventure. These contain links to articles, activities and more to help expand you and your students’ knowledge on the subject. These can be used before or after viewing the Learning Adventure with student(s).

Re-create Polls in your Classroom
3) Re-create Polls in your Classroom

Since these live events are pre-recorded, students are not able to participate in the polls. Instead, pause the video and ask your students the poll questions and to vote by raising their hands. Then compare your results to the results of the live audience. Or create your own poll using online polling sites.

Take Quiz or Lead Discussion
4) Take Quiz or Lead Discussion

After viewing the Learning Adventure, take the interactive Kahoot, Quizzizz, or Formative quizzes that are linked in the Interactivity section, lead a group discussion, or create your own post viewing activity.

Create your own lesson with clips of Learning Adventures
5) Create your own lesson with clips of Learning Adventures

Some educators and students may not have the time to watch an entire episode of our Learning Adventures. For those cases, we have clips of the Learning Adventures that you can use. Browse the clips and choose one or more that fits the time frame for your lesson plan.

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