Experiential learning isn’t only used in science classes at MMA. Recently, Ms. Blakely used this hands-on learning approach in her history and government classes.
In World History II, cadets made their own ships for the Exploration Unit. From setting sail across the globe to explore new lands to trading with Europe and other continents for goods, plants and animals, they learned how these ships were essential in getting America into the age it is today.
In AP Government, cadets read primary source documents, the originals, and discussed, analyzed and then used them in their writing. This month, the cadets analyzed the Declaration of Independence in great detail and then read and discussed the Articles of Confederation. After looking through the 27 Amendments, the cadets chose the Amendment they felt strongly about a created a disc with a summary and visuals of the ideas pertaining to the amendment.
During the upcoming months, these cadets will continue reading carefully through the Constitution and you can imagine more hands-on learning will be including to solidify the concepts that make our country what it is.