Westward Expansion

As our country expanded westward, many pioneers packed up their belongings and headed West. Have you ever wondered if you would have been one of those brave people who left the comforts of the east to boldly head to the unknowns of the west?  Be sure to check out your student’s digital poster promoting westward expansion.

photo credit: Ocracoke Island Journal

Industrial Revolution

Students have been hard at work studying the Industrial Revolution. Each student chose an invention that interested them and then wrote a book using the Book Creator app telling all about the invention. Be sure to check out their books, I believe we have some future authors among our 5th grade students!

Patriot Poems

Have you ever wondered, who were those courageous men and women who fought so bravely for America’s independence? Be sure to check out the Hourglass Poems students wrote on their blogs about the Patriots of the Revolution.

 

was a founding member of the Son’s of Liberty

assembled a report on the Boston Massacre

wrote a song “Free America”

a brave man

DR. JOSEPH WARREN

organized “Midnight Ride”

led the militia at Concord

fought with his men on Breed’s Hill

was killed during the third wave of the battle

http://theamericanrevolution.org/

 

History of Things

This year in order to help students understand the importance of history, I assigned a project called The History of Things. Students chose a topic of interest and began to research. What a great experience this has been, students have learned so much about their chosen topic, students have learned from each other and I have learned from my students. Did you ever wonder how the Eiffel Tower became the center piece of Paris, or perhaps you would like to know how the iconic Disney World got its start, or is all that glitters and shines like diamonds more your style? Do you love those crispy snacks, potato chips, do you where glasses, are you a fashionista who loves the latest Converse or an athlete who loves sports and sports wear? I’ve posted a few of these projects below, all students have posted their final projects on their blogs, be sure to check them out!