As a part of our study of the Civil War Reconstruction period, I gave my students this question-Who was Jim Crow? The quickly found that Jim Crow was not actually a person. My students learned so much more than they would have ever learned from a teacher created powerpoint. This lesson reminded me how much I love the constructivist philosophy of teaching/learning. I plan to do many more SOLE sessions in my class.
At first I was concerned about students surfing to websites that were inappropriate. My class discussed what to do if that happened. I was still slightly concerned so I gave my students some websites where they could find information. However, since the government was shut down, some of the sites were closed. Thus, they found other sites to answer the question.
Suzanne Osborne- Rome, Georgia