Making Thanksgiving Authentic


The day before Thanksgiving break and kindergartners were re-enacting different aspects of the first Thanksgiving in Plimoth, Mass. That's a pretty standard activity at most schools this time of year. But add problem-based learning methodology to the mix and the learning becomes more than students making a construction paper pilgrim hat and Native American headress. In this podcast Kimmel Farm kindergarten teacher Shayne Madison talks with Barbara Kibler about a PBL lesson she wrote that took learning about Thanksgiving to a deeper level of exploration/learning.
Music - "The First Emotion" - provided by Mindthings off the First Emotion Album via a Creative Commons 3.0 License.

2 comments:

Marlo Gaddis said...

I love how you worked together and were able to see the power of PBL. You are both amazing teachers! Loved listening to the podcast.

Adrienne said...

I love this! Way to go, Kindergarten!!