Yesterday I was at The Marches School in Oswestry. A group of year 9 students were participating in a highly interactive video conference with the Imperial War Museum.
The students were split into 4 groups, media, spies, weapons and deployment.
Each team was given some information and then set some activities to carry out the media team were in charge of propaganda. The group of spies were deciphering codes sent to them, some of these messages were in direct response to broadcasts made by the media team. The weapons group were deciding on what weapons to purchase and where they should be positioned. Other students in the weapons group were designing new weapons this information was passed on to the media team. The deployment group were discussing tactics with the media group and the weapons group.
It was great to see the high level of engagement by all students. The session was fast paced and everyone participated with the tasks. Apart from the history content that they were learning the students were developing PLTS.
For further details about the session visit the Video Conferencing site at the Imperial War Museum.