Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mr. Sterling's Fourth Grade Inventor Interviews

In collaboration with Mr. Sterling, I paired up his fourth grade students for an African American Inventor research project. After researching basic facts about their chosen inventor's life , the students used a venn diagram to compare their inventor with their partner's inventor. They then wrote an "interview" script as if their inventors were meeting each other for the first time. They could choose any setting for the interview to take place, and create a drawing of that setting.

They then recorded their interview on voicethread.com. We found this site to be very helpful during our research. This project was first inspired by a similar project done by Ms. Ricciardi's fourth graders at Springville School in Mt. Laurel, NJ.

See our project below, and feel free to comment!

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