Toward the end of a unit on electricity, David Meshoulam presents his students with the Question Focus: “Powerlines from a power plant carry electricity at voltages of 345,000 volts or more! Transformers, like the one shown, reduce that voltage to 120V for home use.” Watch as a high school physics class in Newton, Massachusetts, goes through each step of the QFT.
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In this video Joshua Beer, an educator who teaches 8th grade in rural New Hampshire, uses the QFT for summative assessment purposes. Watch the QFT unfold as students address the Question Focus (QFocus), “Questions that should be asked about American imperialism at the turn of the 20th century.”
Here’s a clip from a video showing Boston students actively using the QFT. For the full video walking through the…
This video shows a 12th-grade humanities teacher, Ling-Se Chesnakas, using the QFT with her class in Boston. Ling-Se used the QFT to prepare students for a Socratic seminar and help them with a writing assignment about the book "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," by Junot Diaz.