So how cool is this? Hard Rock is educational! Believe it. This kind of blew our minds when we first heard about it. Lindsay O., a 6th-grade teacher in California, has been a long-time fan of Hard Rock and Hard Rock pins. He wears a Hard Rock pin to school every day. So, it’s only natural that he would incorporate this into his lesson plans and find a way to engage his students on a level that we couldn’t even dream of. How’d he do it, you ask? Good question. Read on! [more]
For this particular assignment, Lindsay integrates geography, design, and writing into the same project, as students learn about a particular country. They are each assigned a country to research and write about. In some classrooms, that could probably get a little boring, but, in addition to writing about their country, Lindsay has the students design a Hard Rock pin. They’ll use their research and incorporate things they’ve learned about their country into the design of the pin, such as the colors of the flag or a national landmark. Then, they’ll write a blog post around what they’ve learned. One year, the students had to plan a 5-day trip through their country, including a stop at Hard Rock! Sounds like a great trip to us.
We just wanted to share this and give a big shout out to Lindsay O. and his class. You all rock!