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Fourth graders summarize the participation of Indiana citizens in the Civil War. They research an assigned topic and build a museum exhibit that displays at least five points of information relating to the topic. Students write a paragraph explaining how Indiana was involved in the Civil War.
What is a search engine? A thorough introduction to using and understanding search engines gives children practice finding primary source documents. A fun Internet scavenger hunt (which is included) gives an opportunity for individual practice, and it can also be used as an assessment piece. This could easily be adapted for any grade level.
Scholars assess how word choice and linguistic patterns affect a presidential debate. They examine candidates' words for repetition and analyze what this repetition means. Then they locate countries that fit the expression free world. In the end, they participate in a round table discussion.
Young historians study civilian Arkansas during the Civil War. They look at the many challenges they faced to keep their homes in order while the men were at war. Learners hear stories of bands of outlaws who ravaged the state during this time, and they prepare oral reports on the most prominent ones.