Saturday, June 1, 2013
We used Audacity in 5th Grade to create a podcast for our unit on the colonization of America. The students wrote a first-hand account of what it would have been like to leave England for the New World. They researched the reasons people left, how they got here, and what they discovered when they arrived. They had to use historical information, as well as the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that people would have had as they embarked on this journey. They then recorded their "stories," and added sound effects (ocean waves, storms, etc.). All of the podcasts were then uploaded to a Wiki page so that they could listen to each others' podcasts, and parents could listen as well.