Students Build and Program Election Devices
Third graders at Rosemary did some deep learning in civics, math and computer science as they created a special Election Day event.
Rosemary School third graders did some deep learning in civics, math and computer science as they created a special Election Day event focused on an issue they chose: California Proposition 67, Plastic Bag Ban Veto Referendum (2016).
As part of a cross-curricular project around the election process, students in Amelia Von Gerer’s class learned about the U.S. government, created persuasive videos/commercials that argued both sides of the proposition to share with peers, and created digital voting booths using Raspberry Pi for physical computing and Scratch for coding the computers.
Dozens of students and guests came to weigh in on the issue and to hear Von Gerer’s students explain the process they followed to create and program the devices used for the voting event.
The special “election” results will be tabulated and shared at school on Wednesday, November 9th.