Students explore story structure, sequence, summarization, and multimodal representation in this scenario. Learning through design – where they create images and sounds that express the key points of a story are key. Peripherals can be used to generate a diagram of rising and falling tension in the story that articulates the concept of a dramatic arc.
References and Documentation
Storyline Worksheet_Historical Timeline – Use your Storyline Scenario for your social studies classes to help your students put historical events in their exact order. This worksheet & scenario will help them develop their timeline to understand the cause and effect of those events enabling them to see the “big picture” of history – how and why events unfold in the way they do and how they are related. Have your students load their images and sounds, play the scenario and challenge one another to see if they can put history back in order!
Storyline – Fall of the House of Usher – Explore Edgar Allan Poe’s famous short story, Fall of the House of Usher, with these custom drawn images and moody narrative sounds. Storyline created by Christopher Martinez and SMALLab Learning.
Storyline – First 16 Presidents – Engage your students in historical thinking! See if your students can put the first 16 presidents in the order in which they served! Use the tension bar and raise the presidents north that were Democrats, lower the Republicans south and discuss where the Federalists, Democratic-Republicans and Whigs were in between and why! For an extra discussion challenge, use the tension bar to show where a president would have sided on a particular political issue and to what degree! Storyline created by SMALLab Learning.
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