Hi Debbie, Alecia and others,
I teach a group of 6th and 7th graders who are just getting started reading the Young Person's Edition of Three Cups of Tea. I would love to connect with anyone out there who might be willing to share ideas and/or connect students. We are new to this forum, so we'd love to hear from you.
This is one of my favorite units to teach. This year I split the students into four groups: Google Maps, Prezi, Glogster, and PhotoStory 3. Each group was able to shared the book in a unique way. We are going to share our various presentation with the school in a couple months as we collect money for Pennies for Peace. I have to say that Google Earth/Maps was the most difficult format for the students to use. We had issues with our server and Google Earth, so we switched to Google Maps. If you would like to view these presentations, let me know. Our study culminated with a letter writing exercise to our elected officials asking for their support of the children in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. We have received responses from two of our four elected officials, as well as, a check for $250 from U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill for Pennies for Peace! The students were very impressed and excited. Good luck and let me know if I can help in any way.
These ideas sound great. Thanks so much for sharing them. I will definitely try to incorporate some of these into my class. Again, thanks so much for taking the time to share.