Saturday, April 21, 2012
Thanksgiving in April? Freebie*
Anyway, we reviewed Christopher Columbus, then focused on the English settlements of Roanoke, Jamestown, Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay. My little ones (boys especially) just soak history right up! They love it. Our school has a history emphasis too, so I love that it's such a big part of the Core Knowledge Curriculum.
I made a few resources to go along with the unit and I wanted to share them with you! I use a TON of music in my classroom, and I couldn't live without my CDs from Classroom Classics. I usually make a PowerPoint with pictures and lyrics to accompany whatever song I'm teaching (Next week we'll be doing one on The Ride of Paul Revere)! It's great for integrating reading practice and vocabulary. The kids get practice using the words through singing, it increases their retention, and reinforces their reading and spelling. Plus the kids are always asking PLEASE, can we sing it one more time?! Please!!! I also let a student point to the words with my pointer, and another student is the designated clicker. Oh how they love it. I just can't say enough about how great I think it is (obviously)!
....However, without further ado, here are two FREE worksheets I created for the unit.