My City/Town Teacher Notes
As a very long-time middle school Louisiana history teacher I have always been looking for something that would make my students more responsive to our own state's 64 parish stories or town stories plus I love having them do their own artwork since I planned on becoming an art teacher. I created a few new and interesting ways to get my kids to 'think' for a change, to tell me THEIR story in a slightly different way. Here is an END-OF-YEAR, MIDDLE-OF-THE-YEAR, WHENEVER-TIME way to get them to re-dreg up what they have learned throughout the year, chapter, or unit and make them relate to them as distinct items and in distinct eras/places.
My magazines covers allow students create other historical items or landmarks generally not in the text BUT MIGHT SHOULD BE. It might be mountains, swamps, the hills, rivers, lakes, people, etc.
These magazine covers are just another way to get students talking, thinking, and letting you know just how much they have learned throughout this book/chapter/lesson/unit.
Enjoy these. Have fun. Be creative. And just let go for it once in the school year. I know and I have been known to come up with lots of different way of teaching. I let them pick the cover that suits them.