So we ended our unit on American Colonization this week. I've tried really hard this year not to fall behind in social studies. It's my favorite subject, but with STAAR tests in reading, math, and science, it always seems to be the subject that is ignored when we are in a time crunch (a.k.a., all year long). I wanted to make things more interactive for the kiddos - they are a special bunch that require LOTS of hands-on activities. I also wanted to make sure that I integrated informational reading with this unit...two birds, one stone, and all. Here are some of the interactive activities that we used in class!!!
Accordion books to record information about each colonial region
Passage on the effects of colonial climate on economy and industry
(It was a great way to integrate cause & effect with the topic!)
This unit is one of my social studies favorites! But I really can't wait to move on to the American Revolution! I'm a total National Treasure junkie - every time it's on TV, I just HAVE to tune in! The Revolutionary War is one of my favorite periods in American history, just behind the '60's and the Civil Rights Movement (I would've been a total hippie, I'm sure of it!). I haven't decided if I'm going to attempt to create an entire unit on the American Revolution, but knowing me, I probably will! In the meantime, get your copy of my American Colonization unit at 20% off for a limited time! It's over 80 pages of interactive goodies, and it's available in my TPT store. Click HERE to grab the unit at a discount through December 13th!!!
Seven days to go...Merry Christmas, y'all!