Friday, April 8, 2016

World War II Picture Book Club Study

Using the following books, students "multiple accounts of the same event" while comparing and contrasting the points of view.   This was a compliment to our work in Social Studies. We had a guest speaker, video clips, picture books and many conversations about this time period in US history.

Students read the book and identified important details, what they learned and what further questions they had.  Students collected thoughts on a google slides template.  Here is an example of what a slide looked like:

Some student examples:

On Friday, I read aloud this book, The Whispering Town. It is a perfect compliment for students to connect what they have read from the week, and from our work with the Underground Railroad and the book Sophia's War by Avi. Students connected events from the American Revolutionary War, the Civil War era, and World War II.  

Students summarized big ideas that we had learned and explored over the past two weeks by contributing a Hashtag.  The idea was to keep the language short but would be informative to the time period.

Be sure to ask your student what resonated with them. What did they learn? What is going on in today's world that reminds you of this time period?