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Five Types of Slam Dunk Lessons

There must be dozens of types of slam dunk lessons.

The main thing to remember about slam dunk lessons is their simplicity, their user-friendliness and their high level of thinking challenge. No Trivial Pursuit. They must engage students in standards-based learning that involves analysis, synthesis and evaluation in some combination.

© 2004, Jamie McKenzie

To read about these types in detail, check out the FNO article, "Five Types of Slam Dunk Digital Lessons" at

Below you will find examples without explanation:

1. Rich Site - Essential Question

2. The Dramatic Image

3. The Database

4. The Provocative Article, Poem or Text

5. The Provocative Ad



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