When it comes to learning the history of a given time or place, there’s no better way than to immerse students in the subject matter and forge an emotional connection with the time and place they’re studying. That’s where the history comes alive and provides the depth in which students can explore, discover and understand on their own.
We believe extending the classroom to the real-world and giving students the opportunity to learn experientially is the absolute best way to empower students to become global citizens. That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of retired world languages teacher and ACIS Academic Travel Advisor Nicolette Miller to create these 6 Lesson Plans based on The New Bloom’s Taxonomy for Social Studies Instruction. She uses an Online Tour of The Normandy D-Day Beaches as the subject matter for 6 different lesson plans.
This guide is for Social Studies and History teachers who wish to make their instruction about the subject matter come alive through virtual tourism in the social studies classroom.
Taking an online virtual tour of the Normandy D-Day Beaches provides a lesson in WWII history and gives students an opportunity to empathize with the time and place they’re studying.
These 6 Lesson Plans engage students by helping them build critical thinking skills in 6 key areas:
- Knowledge – Identification and recall of information
- Comprehension – Organization and selection of facts and ideas
- Application – Use of facts, rules, and principles
- Analysis – Separating a whole into component parts
- Synthesis – Combining ideas to form a new whole
- Evaluation – Developing opinions, judgements, or decisions
While experiencing The Normandy D-Day Beaches in person is a life-changing experience, we hope exposing your students to World War Two History via these lesson plans gives your students the inspiration to take the leap into exploring the places where the history took place in the real world.
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Online Tour of The Normandy D-Day Beaches
6 Social Studies Classroom Lesson Plans to do with Your Students Based
on the New Bloom’s Taxonomy For Social Studies Instruction.