Thursday, January 2, 2014

Historical Figures, MLK and Inventors

Hello Everyone!
It is so nice to have time to put some finishing touches on a couple of units that we have coming up! Another historical figure we will study after Eleanor Roosevelt is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As a nation we celebrate his life daily! Thank you Dr. King! Officially we celebrate on the third Monday of January. I have posted about our activities before, but I went through and cleaned up, and added to my unit.  Here are some pics from the updated unit!












If you would like the 30 page free printable unit CLICK HERE!! :)

My second offering for today is a unit our curriculum team worked on this summer. We had fun integrating reading and social studies and are finding it a natural way to teach and get everything in.
This next unit is about other important historical figures.  It includes posters about Alexander Graham Bell, Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison, Garrett Morgan, and Richard Allen along with reading strategy practice activities.  It also includes an invention home project packet for kids. The unit ended up to be over 50 pages! I am excited to include this unit in our curriculum in a few weeks!!  Here are a few pics from the unit!












 So glad I had time to share these endeavors!  Hope you can use at least parts of either one!  It is my joy to be able to share and help your journey in the classroom or homefront become a little less stressful. As always, please let me know if this is something you can use, if there are any typos or problems, and if you would like to see something else in particular on this little blog.  I hear from teachers and parents from all over the world, and I am so grateful for all of you!!  
Joyfully!
Nancy