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ERIC Number: EJ878915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
The Constitution by Cell
Greenhut, Stephanie; Jones, Megan
Social Education, v74 n2 p98-100 Mar-Apr 2010
On their visit to the National Archives Experience in Washington, D.C., students in Jenni Ashley and Gay Brock's U.S. history classes at the Potomac School in McLean, Virginia, participated in a pilot program called "The Constitution by Cell." Armed with their cell phones, a basic understanding of the Constitution, and a willingness to participate in an undisclosed learning experience, they arrived with a sense of curiosity and excitement. Unbeknownst to them, they would leave with resources and ideas that they would later use to develop a digital story about the Constitution and their experience at the National Archives. This article describes the "Constitution by Cell" activity that uses cell phones to learn about the U.S. Constitution. This activity can be easily adapted to a classroom setting. Six steps to creating digital stories with cell phones are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Virginia