Learning about 20th Century History in the 21st Century

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Target Student Group:

The target group would be freshman high school students who are learning about the 20th century. The first quiz could be used to introduce the topic to the students and allowing (attempting to have) the students to be curious about the topic. This will help their engagement in the material. The second quiz would be geared towards being a post-assessment where students can have a choice on which path they would like to take.

Context for the Lessons:

The first quiz would be great to be used in a flipped learning class to introduce students to Cesar Chavez. The students would be able to learn about Cesar Chavez and answer questions about him. Then, whatever they did not understand or got wrong on the mini-quiz, the students would be able to have that discussion in class or over the virtual learning platform.

The second quiz would be used as a post-assessment while giving students choice. The students would be able to pick a track to answer questions regarding perspectives during the annexation of Hawai’i. The purpose of this is to allow the students to have an opportunity to choose their test within the limits of what I have taught them.

Links to Google Forms:

Quiz 1

Quiz 2

5 Replies to “Learning about 20th Century History in the 21st Century”

  1. Hi Angela,

    I thought you did really well with this. It felt relatable and engaging! I really like how in the second form students get to feel like they have a lot of choice over what they are learning, I think that makes it much more likely that students will be willing to learn and participate. Good job!

    1. Hi Maggie!

      Thanks, I wanted to try to incorporate pieces of 20th Century history that isn’t talked about a whole lot. I’m glad to hear that it was relatable and engaging. As for the second quiz, that was definitely my intention. I think students would find more motivation when given a little bit of choice. Thanks for checking out my post!

  2. Nicely done with a well-written background context.

    Very cool hint in the answers to first quiz. Great idea to link to image of statue that you had highlighted. In the first question in that quiz, you should note that there are more than one correct answer.

    The second – choose your quiz was very inventive. Again I like the links out to her letter. I did notice that which ever route you take for a quiz, when you submit your answer – you get answers to both quizzes.

    I looks to me that your form has 3 sections. The intro choice and two quizzes. Wonder why it “corrects” the quiz you don’t choose.

    Not sure if that’s a feature or a bug when you have two paths and questions in each. I’ll have to play around and make my own.

  3. Thanks Angela! Two stories we really should be discussing more in schools! I really didn’t learn about Queen Lili’uokalani until I was in college. I really enjoyed looking through both quizzes and the ways the first quiz offered clues through the video and image.

  4. This was just awesome. I really liked both quizzes, and you had impressive background content. Jealous, lol.

    I LOVED the links out of the forms. The hint was genius. I think I would have included some kind of written annotation of the picture you liked to, as my only suggestion. I noticed what Peter did as well; no matter what figure you choose to look into, you are given an “incorrect” notification, which is odd.

    But man, this is just a great use of the forms, and you included some super creative stuff that I may want to use down the road.

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