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CIVIC EDUCATION Use current events in your elementary classroom to teach social studies, reading, and writing skills. Students practice summarizing the article, citing their sources, and providing their opinion.
Design a Fur Trading Post Historical Thinking Activity
This interactive historical thinking task engages students to learn about what this would have been like to participate in a fur trade at the time. I would use this as a interactive activity to really help students to think historically.
The book: Arthur's TV Trouble to introduce the concept of media literacy. The book is perfect for showing students how media creates a particular message, spin, tools of persuasion, and how to evaluate messages based on our own experiences.
Your students have awoken on an deserted island. How are they going to survive? Food, shelter, water, who knows? This project based learning activity asks students to problem solve and world-build, unlike anything they've done before. It brings together