Friday, June 20, 2014

American Revolution Fun

Happy Summer!

We've finally finished our school year-and I'm looking forward to the break!

Although we didn't finish until yesterday, grades closed last week and report cards needed to be done by first thing Monday morning.

So, I needed something for them to do that was fun, but still educational and aligned with what we had been doing.

We just finished our American Revolution Unit (without my SMART Board-the projector broke about halfway through! A bummer because I think it adds some oopmh to the unit!) using the fill-in-the-blank foldables I made last year.

So I pulled out the American Revolution Mini Pack I had purchased last year, and had the students do the choice board! (I also had them take the vocab quiz as part of their assessment before I closed grades).

The kids LOVED the choice board! They were so excited about it, they kept asking me to work on it during non-Social Studies time.

And....the timing was perfect! I gave them three days to work on it (I originally had them choose three activities to do, but as some finished early, I had them pick another one.).

They came out super nice! The kids put a lot of work and effort into it.

I also pulled some book resources to read to the kids.

I did the Choose Your Own Adventure for Colonial Times, Boston Massacre, and American Revolution. This is also a SMART Board activity that mimics the books for the causes of the American Revolution.  The kids LOVED this (and this is when the SMART Board decided to die :( right in the middle of it!)-and they had some great discussion about their choices!
 I also did the Split History of the American Revolution, which gives the kids the British perspective.

They had a lot of fun with this unit- they were bummed when I said we were done!

Smiles and Sunshine,

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