We are currently studying the American Revolution in our reading and social studies lessons in my 5th grade class. Today we started on some independent research about a person from the Revolutionary War era. I have to admit that I love a “foldable.” There’s nothing that helps control copies and shows students that you can learn without a generated worksheet like a foldable. This one required 1 sheet of regular paper, cut in half vertically. I layered the two halves in a staggered way and then folded them horizontally. This gives students 4 mini-pages to write on. The cover will be an illustration that represents the person, the second page provides biographical information, the third layer has 5 interesting facts about the person and the back sheet will house a paragraph describing how this person was significant in the American Revolution. The kids really dove into their research today! I can’t wait to update this post next week with the students completed research. I am also planning to spend the next few days sharing some of the projects and resources I am using in this unit.
Although these two sites are a bit tough on the eyes, in my opinion, they had a lot of valuable information for the students and had a good readability level for my students.
Coming tomorrow… Liberty’s Kids! If you don’t know about this show and you teach 4-8 graders and American history, you need to come back!