"Very cool. I tried this when covering ancient Greece, but I failed in the long run. I had students get in groups and each represented a city-state for the "Olympics." I just couldn't keep up with grading and keeping…"
Pearson publishing has recently become involved in UbD. Grant Wiggins has added his name to their product as well. www.pearsonubd.com is a link to their products and a simple overview of what UbD is about. There are a few short videos as well. Take it for what is worth, but take a look at the overview .pdf at least.Sorry I can't link it here (doing this from smartphone)See More
"We fall under this category, but I don't get all the "hassles" because Social Studies is not tested until high school and I guess our course "doesn't count."
I feel like my creativity for lessons has been…"
"It is basically like what was stated here asa well. I have heard it called SPRITE, PERSIA, and SPERM as well. I do grapes because I used to feed the students grapes or sprite when I introduced the topic. It is a pretty easy way to…"
"I was thinking about putting words into categories. I used the GRAPES method of introducing characteristics of cizilizations, and I was going to have words put into those categories vs. just having words on a wall."