Covering a major historical event can be a big challenge given limited time in social studies class. One teacher came up with a fun, interactive way to get students to cover lots of content in a short amount of time. Mrs. Hunscher-Young’s class at WIMA in Ypsilanti, Mich. went through a QR code scavenger hunt as part of their unit on the revolutionary war. Students rotated between stations to complete a variety of tasks, including making cartoons and creating video diary entries from a soldier’s perspective. With this method, students had to synthesize what they’d learned and show understanding in a variety of ways. By changing up the lesson in this way, students were more engaged and were able to demonstrate powerful learning in many formats.


About Emily Morris

Emily Morris is a Project Associate with the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools initiative.