Michigan history and Michigan's first people -- The Three Fires -- is a major focus of the third-grade social studies curriculum in our state! Assess your students' learning, research skills, and writing skills using this culminating activity!
Matched closely to many of the third-grade CCSS standards for writing, this resource can be used to assess your students' Social Studies knowledge AND writing skills!
Use your choice of reference tools: the Internet, textbooks, primary sources, magazines -- whatever resources you have at your disposal will work!
This writing project lends itself to Writer's Workshop as well as 21st-century research skills.