Using Local Historical Societies with Elementary Students

A table full of historical objects.

Every family collects objects from their lives. Objects that make work easier. Objects to meet needs. Objects to satisfy wants. Objects that evoke memories. They have meaning as they represent the collective history of a family. Just as a family keeps these objects in a home, a community keeps...

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Curriculum Corner Strategy – (Jigsaw)

Grade Levels: 3-5 Strands: Civics and Government, Geography, Economics, History Why: (Purpose) Cooperative Learning Collaborative team-based tasks Encourages responsibility and self-management Deep Learning Collaborative learning Self-directed learning Effective communication Developing academic mindsets Higher Student Achievement Promotes critical thinking, reasoning, and summarizing Increases retention for “expert” material Greater Engagement Students...

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