Thursday, February 12, 2015

President's Day and Biographies Unit Plus A Freebie!

Earlier this week, I started my American Heroes Unit.  It is an integrated social studies and reading unit.  This unit focuses on nine different people, beginning with George Washington and ending with Ruby Bridges.  Since one of our social studies objectives is to be able to use a timeline to sequence events, I arranged the people according to their birth year.  For each person, there is a reading comprehension passage, comprehension questions, a time line to fill in using the reading passage and a craft.  So far this week, we have learned about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Tubman.  Here are the cute Georges and Abes that we have made so far.


Next up we will study Susan B. Anthony, Alexander Graham Bell, Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ruby Bridges.  The entire unit looks like this:
This unit has lesson plans for you, a student book, a craft for each person, a study guide and a unit test.  If you want to look at the preview, click HERE.
Plus, I'm having an I "Love" My Followers sale until Monday so get on over there if you need anything! 
I've included a free download here of the George Washington reading passage and comprehension questions.  Click HERE to get this freebie.  Here is a look at it:

Even if you don't need an entire biographies unit, you can use this easy activity on George Washington to celebrate President's Day!  Please leave me some feedback.  I would love to know what you think!


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