Southern Boone fourth-graders provide lesson for WWU students
|5/8/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
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Fourth-graders in the Southern Boone County School District recently had an opportunity to study and "teach" on a college campus.
Students of Karen Pfingsten visited William Woods University April 24. The class was selected to visit WWU to model what a regular classroom looks like to students who are studying the field of education.
"I am so pleased and honored that our room was selected to display what an excellent classroom looks and sounds like," Pfingsten said.
While at William Woods, the class focused on learning about Westward Expansion. The students were challenged to look at the spread of the country from both the settlers' and the Native Americans' point of view.
"We then discussed the pros and cons of this movement," Pfingsten said. "Students read diary excerpts from individuals alive during this time to get a first-hand account of the period."
After the lesson on the Westward Movement, the class worked on geometry, utilizing the technology at WWU to access their book, online activities and a quiz. They also identified and described various geometric figures seen around the room.
After lunch, the students took a short tour of the campus and then returned to Ashland.
Southern Boone fourth-graders pose in front of a welcome sign at William Woods University.