My students need poster board, colored pencils, and collage materials to design and run their own colony.
History is more than the story we read in a book. We want to create and run our own colonies.
My students are energetic hands-on learners who enjoy reliving history.
It is important for fifth graders to live what they learn in order to help information stick. We will be creating 13 colonies based on America's first thirteen colonies. Our principal will play King George and we just may have a rebellion on our hands by April.
My students need poster board, colored pencils, and collage materials to design and run their own colony. We will use the poster board to create colony flags, mini models of our territory and create documents to run our own governments. The colored pencils will be used to add our own creative spin on history. The collage materials are to help bring our creation into 3-D relief.
Experiencing history through experiential activities helps students understand concepts that are abstract and hard to understand.
The development of government is a hard concept, especially for people who aren't even allowed to vote yet. You can imagine the impact of running your own government could have on a students understanding of the democratic process.
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