Talk:Chen Guo's Mini-Course: Using Music to Teach History in Middle School

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Instructor comments -- Jianwei Zhang (talk) 19:45, 7 May 2016 (EDT)

Hi Chen,

I read the draft unit of your mini-course. I love the topic! Your instructional analysis and design have been conducted in a systematic and thoughtful way. Your unit 1 is well crafted, with a clear focus, easy flow, and engaging process of learning. Great work!

To further improve your design, you may:

- Refine some of the objectives:

"Learners are expected to master skills and strategies when teaching the history of one specific place." This is not so clear to me. Also, use a more specific verb to replace "master"


- In the beginning of your unit 1, provide an overview of the teaching strategy of using music to teach history. Currently you directly move onto a specific example (a song). Before this example, you may describe and unpack your teaching strategy drawing upon related literature such as https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/september-1996/different-drummers-using-music-to-teach-history


If you find that you do not have the time to finish four units/lessons by the project deadline, you may drop off the last unit on your list.