The Sacramento Bee just published a series of photos titled Images of daily life around the world.
It got me thinking that a nice summative geography assessment might be to have students grab images off the web that they feel accurately represents an example of daily life in different countries they’ve studied and explain why they chose the image. They could then back up their choice with facts they learned. Lots of Web 2.0 tools would work with this kind of project (including ones on The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”) list).
I might be teaching a Geography class to English Language Learners in the fall (after a break from it for a years), so I’m beginning to think about what I might want to do.
I’m adding this post to The Best Websites For Learning & Teaching Geography.
Another great way for students to learn about lives in other lands is at the Habitat for Humanity website. They offer lesson plans, worksheets, assessments, and oline courses teaching all ages about housing issues around the world. If you would like more information please go here:http://www.habitat.org/youthprograms/parent_teacher_leader/hfhlessons.aspx