Great project. I modified it by having students research different geographical regions and had them create a poster on www.Glogster.org It was awesome! They imported videos and went way over the top! Thanks!
I was super excited to find this project and then when I sat and read it all I could think was how much my kids would love it. I ordered the book, it arrived and I was ready to go. Then I worried. I have a huge Muslim population, and they don't enjoy talking casually about death. The book seemed like it would be too much for them to handle. I was really excited to do it - and I will use this... if I'm ever teaching a different population.
I love your lesson--and the book it is based on. My 5th graders are having a great time. Do you happen to have a template for the tombstone and the coffin you mention in the lesson? I would happily pay for them. Thank you!
March 8, 2012
Janelle Wren re: Create your own civilization based off of 'Weslandia'
Hi Travel Chick! I am going to teach a Weslandia civilization unit but I teach 4th grade--I saw that this says it is for 5th grade and above but I noticed that you said you teach a 4/5 split so I was wondering if you have materials for this that you have adapted for this age group? Any further details you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for your help!
I have used this with 6th graders. I think that the plan is laid out step by step so that any grade of students could complete it. Depending on your level of students, you might want to delete parts that don't seem relevant to your curriculum. I am positive that the students will have fun with this activity! Let me know how it comes out!
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