For Project 2, students were randomized into new groups of three or 4 students. Groups were then given a random month of episodes from the Everything Everywhere Daily podcast. These new groups went over the list of possible topics and chose the one that interested them the most. As with Project 1, students need to make discussion questions, lecture materials, class activities and homework assignments. Based on the feedback each student received after Project 1 and the feedback they received while preparing for Project 2, it is expected that students will have a better understanding of how they can create their materials in such a way as to better engage their audience.
For this round, the topics are (links take you to the Quizlets made by the students):
- History of the English Language
- The Birth of the Modern Olympic Games
- The History of Mother’s Day
- Righties vs. Lefties
- Why the New Year Starts on January 1 (vocabulary quizlet and content quizlet)
- April Fool’s Day
- What and How Astronauts Eat in Space
- The Cola Wars
- Who was the Greatest Olympian of All Time?
So far, we have had three groups teach their lessons and we have seen how careful thought and planning can catch students’ attention and lead to more engagement in class.