I hope you’re all having a great week. A couple of my followers reached out and told me they find it interesting to read about how I worked on different subjects at a school for the blind. Today’s post takes a brief look at how I took history classes during my time at Perkins.
My history teacher was awesome. He really was. Some classes he read materials to us and we would have a discussion. Sometimes we would read from materials in Braille. It was helpful for me because my study questions for homework were always Brailled for me to read. Sometimes my teacher would record what we were studying for me on tape. Yes you read that right, back then we still used tapes. He would use tactile maps and guide my hand along to learn where states were located. I had a tactile globe and Braille atlas in public school, but I found learning at Perkins a lot better.
Perkins eLearning has a whole lot of great resources on tactile maps you can check out if you are interested.
Anyone who knows me knows I’ve never been a good test taker. Every now and then I did well but that was the luck of the draw, really. This was always really annoying because I could do lots of studying, know material inside and out, take a test and my brain would respond like, “What did we learn?” Ah, welcome to some of my school challenges. I was always much better at papers and other projects. Tests and quizzes were brailled and read out loud for me when I needed a question read.
There you have it, a quick look at how I participated in history classes at a school for the blind. Thanks for reading today’s post. Have any blogging ideas for me? Please share them with me. You can find me on facebook at Miranda Oakley, on Twitter at mirandaloakley or you can leave me a comment here on my website.
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