Sunday, February 6, 2011

America Math and Literacy Fun!

Even if you are not planning to spend much time teaching about President's day, you should check out Deanna's America unit. This unit is great for a 2 week study on presidents and the United States. Deanna lays out her plan for teaching students all about the United States, its important symbols, presidents, and the Constitution. My favorite lesson is the Statue of Liberty measurement activity. I love lessons in measurement that allow students to see the true size of something very large. The lesson puts the size of the Statue of Liberty into a context where students can understand its massive size without actually being there to see it. The unit also includes several original books written by Deanna, suggested books for the study, directional art activities, thinking maps, writing prompts, and literacy games. As usual, you won't be disappointed with your purchase from Deanna!

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