Third graders at Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit learn about the city of Detroit through a bus tour and through research. In school, each student researches the significance and history of a specific place in Detroit. Students learn to summarize, take notes, and turn their notes into a well crafted paragraph. Each student then designs a slide in PowerPoint to teach others about the importance of their place. The slides include information from students’ research, from personal knowledge, and from the actual tour of Detroit that the third graders take in the spring.
The work for this project was done in students’ classrooms and in their weekly computer class with Ms. Rothfeld.