I wanted to share how we did it this year-which will change for next year!
This unit also saw the introduction of doodle notes in my class-where we write down a note, and then draw a picture to represent that note or something to help us remember it. The kids loved it!
We just finished our Explorer unit. Now that Europe knows about all the land that's over here, people want to start coming over.
So we talked about the reasons why people would leave their lives to settle in a new, untamed wilderness.
We used some information that I had sourced on the web for our foldable.
Then, we watched different videos for each colony.
For Roanoke, we watched the In Search Of... (from the 70s, with Leonard Nimoy (Live Long and Prosper! ;)
And for Plimouth, we did the Scholastic webcasts.
We also played the Jamestown settlers game-more than once!
After we settle, we talk about the different roles that men and women have.
|This year is the one on the left-last year was the one on the right|
Then, we move into the different colonies-coloring in a map.
I started out by planning what I wanted to cover for each one.
Then I spent some of my vacation time creating PowerPoints for the class.
While the PowerPoint was up, students had to write doodle notes. I was also talking during this time, so the PowerPoints held the key points.
Next up, we fight! There should be no taxation without representation! ;)
Smiles and Sunshine,