I am always looking for ways to make homework more interesting and more importantly, more relevant. This pack focuses on the four 21st Century Learning Skills: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication.
Here are the weekly topics:
Week of August 22- Pluto Demoted
August 29- Skyscraper Day
September 5- September 11, Patriot's Day
September 12- Constitution Day
September 19- Get Ready Day- Preparing for Natural Disasters
September 26- CD Player Day- History of Music
October 3- Great Fire of Chicago
October 10- Native American Day
October 17- Make a Difference Day
October 24- Statue of Liberty Anniversary
October 31- Anniversary of Discovery of King Tut's Tomb
November 7- Veterans Day
November 14- Entrepreneur's Day
November 21- Anniversary of John F. Kennedy's Assassination
November 28- Anniversary of Rosa Parks' Bus Ride
December 5- Soil Day
December 12- Anniversary of Boston Tea Party
December 19- 2 weeks off for Winter Break
January 2- New Year Traditions Around the World
January 9- Martin Luther King's Birthday
January 16- National Penguin Day
January 23- Chinese New Year
January 30- Groundhog Day
February 6- Thomas Edison's Birthday
The remainder of the year will be added soon!
Each week there is an article based on a historical event or a Real United States Holiday from that week. Then there is a critical thinking question, followed by a creative project based on the Bloom's Taxonomy "Create" level.
On Friday every week, you will make time for collaboration and communication to share their ideas and projects.
Look at the sample pages... it's one full week of assignments!