It is time to explore the controversy that comes with Columbus Day! This unit includes research, a classroom debate and writing component as students consider the value and relevance of this holiday for Americans.
This packet can be used in total as a unit or separately as lessons, so it can go from two hours to one week long. The packet includes fifteen documents, including teacher notes, internet articles, graphic organizers and grading rubrics. Writing rubric can be adjusted to meet teacher’s criteria.
Material is scaffolded and differentiated: teacher determines the amount and type of research, as well as whether students will research on the internet or with printed internet articles. Teacher also determines depth and length of unit. Kid tested, teacher approved, yours from Paradise Unlimited New England!