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Instructional Material

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

This is an entertaining Flipped Instruction unit on the Buffalo Wars that was designed for a 5-6 grade independent school classroom; however, this unit can be adapted for a 7th grade Texas History classroom. The main focus and eventual performance task for students is to answer the question “Whose Buffalo?” While employing this unit, please take into consideration the narration and Flipped Instruction as not a means to an end but as a start – I encourage anyone who uses this unit to perhaps re-narrate the flipped instruction portion of this unit to tailor the information to your specific student, class, and school environments. Overall, students are expected to develop a thesis, using synthesis and analysis, for the basis of a poem that includes facts, information, and concepts learned in the unit to describe a point of view other than their own that ultimately answers the question, “Whose Buffalo?”

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