S3 have researched some of Glasgow's tobabbo barons and are looking at the city's links to the slave trade. The class presented excellent keynotes this morning.
S5/6 historians are focusing on essay skills this week. Today, they have all tackled the same question. They had 8 minutes to write their introduction, and then swap iPads. They read their partners introduction and followed the argument to write paragraph 1. They continued swapping until the whole essay was written. This proved to be a very useful exercise in understanding the importance of outlining clear arguments and factors in the introduction.
S3 are finding out about Scotland's role in the Atlantic Slave trade. They are compiling evidence in two columns- guilty and not guilty. They are discovering some of the controversy surrounding this issue.
S3 have been demonstrating their understanding of the events leading to World War I. They have each explained the various alliances and possible motivations for decisions taken.
S5/6 are peer assessing each other's times essays. This is a very useful way of learning to use signposts in their essays to indicate to the examiner that they have done all that is required.
S3 are peer assessing their homework which was to evaluate the usefulness of various sources. They are very strict markers!
The lab skills pupils were being assessed today on their ability to deal with a chemical spill. Here is a video of them