Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Compare and Contrast with SC History

We've been learning about the Antebellum time period in SC. Today we learned about the importance of cotton and the impact the Cotton Gin had on slavery in the South.

We compared and contrasted different social classes at that time using large poster sized Venn-diagrams. Each student got 2 cards and placed them on the diagrams where they believed they belonged. The photo above is an example of that.

It was a fun activity that got the kids moving and thinking. The challenge was that some of the cards for more than 2 of the classes, so they had to decide where to put them. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Review Games

Last week my kiddos made games to review topics we've learned in class. They worked really hard and I think the games turned out well. I learned about this strategy in my grad school class and thought I'd give it a try. I'm really glad I did!