Teaching the American Revolution: Scaffolding to Success

Linda Starr, Curriculum and Technology Editor, Education World

This article recounts how students in teacher Joe Banaszynski's classes at Lance Middle School in Kenosha, Wisconsin used scaffolding to conduct a research project about the American Revolution. The article describes the step-by-step process and how using scaffolding techniques created different results than past activities and lessons about the same subject. The article also presents the definition and theory of scaffolding, as well as examples of its usefulness in both traditional classroom settings and technology-enhanced or web-based learning environments. The site also features links to additional educational resources such as learning modules and further publications about scaffolding and other topics.

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