Students are filling out their brackets now before the Sweet Sixteen arrives. On this creative twist of the typical NCAA brackets, where one decides which teams advance using careful observations of teams’ performance and statistics, Ms. Scatton’s students will be deciding which “Revolutionary War figure” will advance based on their “statistics”.
Students will learn and explore sixteen Revolutionary figures. Based on their own understanding and observation of each figure, students will decide who made the most important contribution to the Revolutionary War. They will decide who is the most significant player, “the champion”, and fill out their brackets. The winner of March Madness will receive a prize.
Ms. Scatton thought this creative activity would lighten the mood and increase student morale during the high-stakes PSSA testing. Ms. Scatton, with the help of her student teacher, Christina Zubrickas, thought this would be an innovative teaching tool since March Madness is so deeply ingrained in modern culture. Good luck WAMS eighth grade students on filling out your brackets!
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