Third-graders gave first-person presentations on presidents and famous people to their classmates. In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, one student dressed up as Amelia Earhart.
Researching the Day of the Dead
For the November 1st and 2nd Day of the Dead holiday, Montgomery School students in Chester Springs, PA, turned their sixth grade Spanish classroom into a “graveyard!” Each student was asked to pick a famous Hispanic who has passed away, research them, and then create a tombstone for that person. The tombstones were then set […]
Student Monologues Bring History to Life
The Third Grade Social Studies curriculum at Walden School examines subjects ranging from the 50 states and their capitals to Westward Expansion and Louisville history. But no activity is more highly anticipated than the “Revolutionary War Monologues,” when students assume the role of an historical figure, dress in period costume—designed, hand made, or purchased just […]
Hands-on History: Standing on the Timeline of Human History
The timelines that historians use to visualize change over time can be baffling to sixth graders. How can a person who has been alive for eleven years conceptualize millions of years of life on earth? Or understand how comparatively brief man’s time on earth has been? “I always taught the concepts of scale and sense […]
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