Students asked for "Proof of Purchase" to show lesson buy-in

02/9/2010 | Denver Post, The

Teachers in every class at a Denver high school post a daily "Learning Outcome" that sets concrete goals for the day's lessons, and students asked to provide a "Proof of Purchase" -- the completion of a task that demonstrates their understanding of the lesson. In an activity designed to teach students about the events leading up to the 1898 Spanish-American War, one teacher gave students 12 minutes to write a letter to a fictional newspaper engaged in propaganda-style reporting as part of their POP for the day.

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