We worked and learned and worked some more and finished our unit a few weeks ago. I decided to try the same task again--2 weeks after the unit finished to see what they retained. I held my breath and . . . WOW! Such improvement! I decided THIS time to share a few of the "before" and "afters" with you. Remember, this is 2 weeks after the unit AND they were only given about 10 minutes to complete the task.
I was so impressed!
Now, don't get me wrong--I am fully aware that none of these will be reproduced in an atlas any day soon--but these are three students who truly had almost NO understanding that we have 7 continents and 5 oceans or that we have lines on our maps/globes to help us locate places and that help us understand about climate.
OK...had to share a few more "afters"! Sorry the lighting isn't great--those pencil lines don't show up well!
So--I am going to enjoy the fact that they learned it and have actually retained it for a while! I think I'll do it again later in the year to see what sticks! For those of you who missed it the first time, the resource I used to REALLY teach the concept is linked below in case you are interested!
Have a great day!