January 21, 2015

Hello Pioneers!

We began the next phase of our Social Studies unit today. We've moved from talking about the First Nations people and their contribution to our Nation's history to the arrival of the Early Settlers.  Recently, we've talked about: 
  • the Loyalists 
  • the Monarchy
  • the Irish Potato Famine
  • the American Revolution 
Today's mini-lesson was jam packed full of all kinds of interesting stories. Many children had lots of follow-up questions too. We had some really rich conversations!  

Before the lesson even got started, I had them fill in the first part of this graphic organizer. I thought it would be fun to revisit them in a week or so, and have the boys and girls add their new learning so they can see firsthand just how much more they know. 


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