I’ve tried to integrate social studies with writing activities aligned with our current Common Core Standards for 4th grade in this unit! Activities included in this comprehensive unit include:
*a list of historical figures to write about
*a blank list that the teacher can fill-in on chosen persons to gather research about
*pages for gathering specific information on a chosen historical figure
*note strips to organize facts into paragraphs
*an editing checklist specific to the topic
*an activity on character traits plus a detailed list of character traits to glue into writer’s notebooks
*a page for listing resources
*fun activity: baseball card biographies!
*fun activity: Chat and Chew! *Students write and glue facts about their famous persons to a small paper bag, then share what they learned with a partner (chat) as they eat popcorn (chew)!
These activities are ALWAYS a big hit with my students!
I hope you enjoy the unit!