Living Graphs – political alignment


Problem

PartiboksavslinjeMy students tend to have a hard time wrapping their heads around the idea of using a scale to visualise political alignment. They need to know about political scales for new- (post-materialistic) and old-politics (materialistic) and ideology.

Solution

I decided that it might help if they build the scale themself instead of just looking at it in a book or me drawing it on the board. So I got them to make a living graph out of sticky-notes on their tables. They get to talk about their placements and get textile input to help them remember it. I always try to create lessons where it is the students who are active rather than me. Continue reading Living Graphs – political alignment

Train civics vocabulary via online quizes

quiz_00005I decided to start by creating a few merise courses for the political system part of my civics class. I started with these terms because it is terms that the students find hard to remember. I have also made a number of kahoot.it quizes on the subject – they work better for group practice and are more directly competative. They are in Danish and anyone is welcome to try them out.

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Practice how to read graphs and tables

Practice-how-to

In my classroom the end of the year tend to mean that it is time to start reviewing. One of the skills that the students still had trouble with and wanted to practice was reading graphs and tables – something we had been doing throughout the year. So I decided to think CL and get them practicing in pairs. So I turned to my trusted paper slips. Continue reading Practice how to read graphs and tables