End your First Nations and Early Settlers Unit off with these super fun Social Studies Centers!
1) Make your own rain stick! Students will love representing First Nations art work on their own created rain sticks. You will need: paper towel rolls, rice, and tin foil.
2) Make your own log cabin. Students create their own log cabin made out of milk cartons and pretzels. This reinforces the idea of the one room log cabin where Early Settler families lived.
3) Play like children. Your kiddos will make their own thaumatropes at this center. They will create a two sided picture and spin these two photos together to create one picture just as Early Settler children did in Upper Canada.
4) Write about it. Choose from four different First Nations and Early Settlers questions to answer. Kiddos will make connections from their own lives to those whom lived years ago. This is a great assessment piece as it shows what your students truly know and how they can apply these ideas to their own lives.
5) Newspapers. Students read about and use the following websites to research and learn more about Early Settlers. Then they use all they read to write a newspaper article about one of the BIG issues they discovered.
Cute name tags for each center to be printed and laminated. These tags look great tied onto bins and in a pocket chart to show kids which center they are moving to next.