On Friday, May 5th, the second floor students (grades 4-8) and all the staff of IHMS continued their education of the Holodomor by visiting an interactive learning space called the Holodomor Mobile Classroom. The HMC is a touring state-of-the-art custom made bus that travels throughout the country to engage and educate students and the public about the Holodomor. Since the HMC bus was too large for the school playground, it was set up in the parking lot of Sts. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral, a short walk away.
Upon entering the HMC, the students sat in 3 rows of tiered seats facing a massive high resolution monitor. The monitor was extremely impressive – it extended across the entire opposite wall.
|The HMC had a massive high resolution monitor that was 24 feet long!|
After a short video (which was only shown to the junior-high students), the students participated in a very interactive presentation on the Holodomor.
Each student was then given an iPad and a series of questions to discuss in small groups. The questions and the group’s answers were displayed on the large monitor. One person from each group presented their answers to the rest of the class.
|Grade 8 students working in groups and using iPads to answer discussion questions|
Each group submitted their discussion answers to the large monitor. One person from the group presented the groups answer.
|Students presenting their group answers to the rest of the class|
The students really enjoyed visiting the HMC, and came away with a much better understanding of the Holodomor. It was a very unique way to present information to the students, and the technology used to do so was extremely impressive.
|The grade 8 class posing in front of the Holodomor Mobile Classroom|
|Click here to view a short video on the Holodomor Mobile Classroom|