My daughter is studying slavery and the first thing I thought of what that our town was a part of the Underground Railroad. Not our particular house (not old enough) but the Jackson Homestead in Newton which is a museum and historic home on the National Underground Railroad Millennium Trail. Slavery and The South End…
2nd Grade Mexico unit culminates in a Mexico party featuring six crafts for kids.
From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima: A Personal Journey explored through children’s books on WWII Japanese American Internment.
Johnny Appleseed as Bacchus or Donald Trump? His story put in the context of apple biodiversity, real estate development and why settlers actually needed apples.
4th Grade Immigration Lesson Plan including terms, project, and chapter books.
Explore 5th Grade and 4th Grade Social Sciences (aka American History) in Immigration, Civil Rights Movement and U.S. History using picture books, chapter books, videos and more.
Who owns the U.S. money and why can’t we just print more? The economics of supply and demand and function of the Treasurer of the United States (my college roommate) for 4th grade.
For children’s literature, I picked two books, one picture and one chapter book, that really seem evoke the culture and spirit of Vietnam. Both have a Zen quality to their story: spare, eloquent, and powerful. And both stories recall the terrible war but also the ability of the Vietnamese to transcend and make peace with it.
I am planning a trip to Barcelona next year for two reasons: my kids have studies Spanish for YEARS so it’s time to take off the training wheels and my husband and kids are obsessed with Barcelona soccer. So forgive me if my post slants a little towards Barcelona. Of course, the irony: they speak Catalan there which is closer to Latin.