I created this unit because I needed to teach my students about Irma Rangel but I wasn’t able to locate many resources about this historical figure. So being a resourceful teacher, I put together a mini unit of activities that I used with my kiddoes.
This is a mini book for the kiddoes to put together. I used this mini book as a resource for the rest of the activities. I placed 2 copies of each page on 1 sheet of paper. Simple cut the pages in half , have the kiddoes fold the half page along the dotted line and then staple the pages together and voilà…a mini book.
For the character map, I had the kiddoes use the facts from the mini book to generate adjectives or short phrases to describe Irma Rangel. As an extension I had the kids create a Venn Diagram to compare Irma Rangel to another historical figure that we were studying.
This is a True and False sort. First, I had the kids fold a sheet of construction paper in half and divide the 2 halves into a column for True facts and False facts. Then I had the kids just sort the cards based on what they thought. Using the information from the mini book and the one book that I was able to locate on Irma Rangel, I had the students re-sort the cards and move them into new columns based on what they recently learned. Finally, I had the kiddoes glue the cards down.
The kiddoes made a booklet, by simply folding along the dotted line and then gluing the pockets together. Then have the kiddoes cut out the cards, I used the ones that allowed the kiddoes to color the images. Afterwards, have the kiddoes write facts about Irma Rangel on the blank side of the cards.