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Social Studies Games Make Learning Fun


December 6, 2012




Seven Averett students in Dr. Patti Horne's elementary curriculum class spent eight weeks at Woodrow Wilson Magnet School teaching social studies lessons to third graders during the school's afterschool program. Horne's class is completing their last course before they start student teaching and do this every semester. At the end of the semester, the Averett students presented social studies review games they created to the school. The games will be used in the third grade classrooms to help students retain the information they learned for SOL testing.

The games they created include a version of Monopoly and Jeopardy as well as a trivia game, all of which were based on the economics SOL for third graders. Claudia Easley, Title I coordinator, accepted the games on behalf of the school. She also presented the Averett students with bags of teacher goodies for their teaching experience next semester.

Next semester, a new group of students in the elementary curriculum class will work with the same group of third graders on science SOLs.