Thursday, March 1, 2018

Inquiry - A closer look at different communities

This week, students of Room 21 each looked at the similarities and differences between the past and present of a particular community. Here are a few samples of this task:



By Jonathan Mar


School community in the united states
Past
-In the past students would get physically harmed for bad
behaviour.
-All children had to wear a school uniform.
-The children would have to stand in a corner with one
foot when they got a question wrong.
-Boys and girls came in through different doors and were
taught in different classrooms.
-Children only had school for 132 days, school days
started at 9 am and ended at 2 pm.
-In some areas recess and lunch were one hour long.
Lunch was called nooning.

Present

-Now students just get in trouble for bad behaviour.
-Now students can wear whatever they want.
-Now students don’t put their hand up if they don’t know
the answer.
-Boys and girls now come through the same door and are
taught in the same class.
-School now starts at 9am and ends at 3 pm.

-Students now have hour long lunches and 30 minute
snack break.

By Alisha Meanger


4 comments:

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  2. Very interesting, thanks Alisha and Jonathan

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  3. Thank you for your comment, Deb and Chris. This task was definitely an eye-opener for us all!

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  4. Great fact finding - I am really looking forward to seeing what else you find out!

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