#PBL Challenge for Today’s Class

We made great progress on the 19th century newspaper article regarding the local 18th and 19th century slaves from Suffield’s history. Now we need to curate our information, create a driving question, and acknowledge the skills required for more learning. So, let’s create four groups. You can decide the make-up of the groups. Once you gather, decide what labor is required and then divide the tasks evenly. Let’s publish the post and tweets by the end of class.

Goal: can we achieve the productive “hum” that we met on Saturday? https://twitter.com/caisct_pbl/status/1081261701994082305

  • One group to finish as best they can the transcription.  
  • One group to create a blog post explaining what we have in this document as well as what we want to learn. This can be one large or two small paragraphs.  See the criteria for making a blog post in our Google Drive folder.
  • Twitter research team: who in our academic network can help with this question? Who else outside our academic Twitter network can help?
  • Compose sophisticated tweets with crystalized prose; the prose should be in a form of a question and add hashtags that tap into content areas as well as skills (such as #PBL for project-based learning).

Day Two: Challenge Extended. While we achieved our “Productive Hum” yesterday in class, we did not fully complete the task. There are several reasons for that; our work is complex and collaboration is challenging. That said, let’s continue with the missing parts of the above goal and add a new challenge because completing the work above does not require all fourteen team members. New challenge will be to find more history about the woman or women who ran the Austin Tavern, which was a famous colonial destination. You will now read legacy work about George Washington and John Adams’ visits there. Here is a link to Lea’s post: https://caisctpbl.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/john-adams-a-complex-reporter/

And Jackson’s post: https://caisctpbl.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/george-washington-and-his-affect-in-suffield/

Driving question: What should be Mary Seymour Austin’s record in Suffield’s history? https://founders.archives.gov/?q=suffield%20Author%3A%22Austin%2C%20Mary%20Seymour%22&s=1511311111&r=1

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