Monday was canceled for me today - THANK YOU VETERANS.
But I forgot to tell my alarm. That didn't stop me from going back to sleep, though! :D
This month our social studies unit of study is Past and Present - Compare lives of long ago to our lives today. I like doing this unit in November because the whole pilgrim and Native Americans thing lends itself very well to these lessons.
I need to take some pictures of my bulletin boards to show you what my kids did. But until then, here are my sample pics...
As part of our study on changes in transportation... we made canoe kids (with a writing assignment) for our past bulletin board and a little car-shaped modern transportation book for our present bulletin board.
To compare homes and how the influx of technology have made things not only easier, but more entertaining we made a couple of different types of homes for our boards.
One of the most powerful displays, in my opinion is the changes in school tools. The kids made slates for the past and laptops for the present.
The unit is huge and includes all sorts of goodies to support this social studies standard. Although I like to teach this concept in November - it truly can be used at any time of the year.
I'll give the unit away via random draw to 3 (being it's been a 3 day weekend for me) of my followers who comment below!
Tomorrow my kiddos and I are heading out on a field trip to visit the "past" for a bit. They'll get to make ice cream, butter, tortillas, wash clothes by hand on a washboard and hang them to dry, find out what the word "chore" truly means and all I have to do is walk around to each group and take pictures ... it will be a fabulous day!
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