Investigate how schools have changed from the past through to the present.
Have students brainstorm what they know about schools from the past.
Add any new understandings from the video to the student’s original brainstorm ideas – write these new ideas in a different colour to show learning growth.
Talk about the various technologies being used in the classroom such as pencils, electric lights, glass windows, phone, and whiteboard. Encourage children to discuss what might have come before, and to predict what might be invented in the future to replace them.
Pose an inquiry/research idea like:
Blackboards to whiteboards to Smartboards to????
– have students research information and create a pictorial representation of
– generate predictions of what might be in classrooms in the future.
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