This 5th grade project is used as an extension to teaching about the Revolutionary War. These guidelines encourage students to create a diary for an invented character using all of their background knowledge of the time period. This product comes with step by step instructions, hand out for students, as well as final grading rubric. This can easily be customized to other time periods.
Common Core Standards involved:
English Language Arts:
â€¢ Key Ideas and Details: RI.5.3. Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
â€¢ Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: RI.5.9. Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
â€¢ Range of Reading Level and Level of Text Complexity: RI.5.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.