Download document camera lesson plans for K-12 Social Studies
At times, social studies can be a difficult concept to present visually. But by including an AVerVision Document Camera to add a large visual element to social studies elements, students are able to see the concepts and ideas instead of simply hearing and reading about them. Maps take on a life of their own. Historical documents can be projected on a large screen, showcasing the real importance and emotion they represent. Projecting a large image of the Declaration of Independence, or passages from historical diaries is an effective way to present the true meaning and emotional elements behind their creation. Examples of artifacts such as Native American tools, or primitive pottery and languages can be displayed to the entire class through the document camera so students can see all levels of detail and imagine how they were used. Students can even bring in elements of their own family history to showcase to the class, or project models of historic buildings or scenes.
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