Before You Watch
Respond to the following questions:
- Why is it important to understand the relationship between politics, geography, and resources when studying different regions?
- What can be learned by comparing the resources of different countries?
- What steps do you take to prepare students for small-group work and to ensure their full participation and success?
- What are your criteria for measuring success on a group project?
Watch the Video
As you watch "Migration From Latin America," take notes on Ms. Weir's instructional strategies, particularly how she uses complex instruction. Write down what you find interesting, surprising, or especially important about the teaching and learning in this lesson.
Reflecting on the Video
Review your notes, then respond to the following questions:
- What struck you about the classroom climate, background, preparation, strategies, and materials used in this lesson?
- Think about the different parts of the lesson. What do you think was the purpose of each part?
- What do you notice about how Ms. Weir works with the groups as they examine the reasons why people migrate?
- How is this class different from yours? How might you teach your students about the reasons for migration? Why would you use those strategies?
Let's take a second look at Ms. Weir's class to focus on specific teaching strategies. Use the video images below to locate where to begin viewing.