For our first unit in Social Studies, our mission has been to decide and defend the top three most significant events of all time. By reading, comparing, debating and voting, we arrived at #1 Creation of the Universe, #2 Discovery of DNA. Then when it came time to vote for an invention for the third slot… two classes overwhelmingly voted for the invention of the wheel, while the third 7th grade class voted overwhelmingly for the world wide web! It caught me by surprise, but it’s great because on Monday when we start working on comparative writing, they’ll be able to write letters (essays, really) to their classmates, explaining with evidence, why one invention is more significant than another.
After hearing about the heated debate among 7th graders on the significance of the invention of the wheel versus the world wide web, Mr. Morris brought the question to his students in Timbertops. Attached are the voting results and a few quotes from his students.classmates, explaining with evidence, why one invention is more significant than another.
By Sara Rich, MS curriculum coordinator