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


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

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.