Except for an important post on Thursday, this week’s blog articles will explore some of the built-in features that make the Discover Texas program ideal for any (or several) learning types–visual, auditory, and tactile.
HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES appeal to all learning styles because they include multiple senses.
When a student builds a model, prepares a historical recipe, or participates in a mock Congress…
- They can see both the original version and their rendition of it.
- They have the fun of sharing (orally) with others as they explain their process.
- There are unique opportunities to include taste and smell–vivid memory-makers that we often forget about.
- They are literally immersed–up to their elbows, sometimes–in tactile history!
You remember from an earlier post that we only remember about 10% of what we read and 20% of what we hear. But when we physically participate in the learning process, we retain almost 70%. If, in addition, we have the opportunity to present or to teach others what we’ve learned, retention may jump as high as 90%!