Students play games to learn information about the natural resources commonly used by the early settlers of North America. Lesson plans are included which tie the 5 games together. Materials can also be used to teach CCSS ELA/History.
Table of Contents:
* Introduction, Common Core Standards, Book List
* Lesson Plans and Extensions--Lesson Plans integrate the games into cohesive lessons, and Extensions provide suggestions for continuing or independent student exploration.
*Colonial Natural Resources Research Cards--Students read "trading cards" that contain an image on one side, and nonfictional paragraphs on the reverse side. Several cards contain primary source information. They come in 3 reading levels: PS-Grade 1, Grades 2-3, and Grades 4-5.
*Colonial Natural Resources Posters--Students read images that depict the steps needed to convert a natural resource into a useful product. They discuss and explain to process to the rest of the class. (2 reading levels: PS-Grade 2, Grades 3-5) They come in letter size for standard printers, and ledger size for large format printers.
*Natural Resources Matching Puzzles--Students put 2 part puzzles together to identify products that come from a resource. Many of the resources depict several products.
*Colonial Natural Resources Board Game--Students play together in small groups to identify ways a resource was used in the early colonial days. They categorize the resource according to food, clothing, or shelter. The game cards are self checking.
*Natural Resources "Go Fish" Cards--Students review names and practice identification of commonly used natural resources through playing a game of "Go Fish."
*Magnetic and Flannel Board images are also included for free exploration, and story and report development.
Each item is also available separately.
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