A Pioneer Journal
Fourth graders take on the persona of a pioneer boy or girl. They write a fictional series of journal entries describing, from a child's view, some of the events, hardships and adventures of the trek west
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the Effects of Differing Cultures on the Mormon Trail
Fourth graders, in groups, simulate some of the hardships the settlers faced on the Mormon Trail, particularly those problems caused by communication difficulties. They discuss budgets and provision planning with group members and keep...
4th Social Studies & History
Strawberry Girl Lesson 1: Florida's Location and Shape
Students examine Florida vegetation, shape and location. In this Florida lesson, students read Strawberry Girl, write a journal entry, explore the "Central Florida Memory" website, and create a 12-month vegetation calendar.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Exploring Indiana's Natural Resources
Fourth graders complete a variety of activities as they study the European exploration of the Midwest, focusing on Indiana. They map the path explorers took, comparing the British with the French. They research why the explorers stopped...
4th English Language Arts