I am so glad you’ve found this resource to use in your classroom. I created this resource to help make learning everything in our Social Studies curriculum more engaging and allow my students to move around. This aligns to the major points in chapter 2 of the Houghton Mifflin Pennsylvania Studies series, but can be used easily without the curriculum.
This is great for times when you need to just print and go without a lot of fuss, when you have a substitute, or to expand your lessons.
1. 6 station sheets on full sheets and half sheets (Explorers in Pennsylvania, William Penn, Establishing Government, The Growth of Colonies, Colonial Life, Colonial Inventors)
2. Answer sheet that, when printed two sided, creates a small booklet. Questions for all stations are included as well as a writing prompt (great for early finishers).
3. Numbered PA signs to place at each station
4. Answer key
I make 4-5 copies of each station and put them in boxes labeled with each number around the room. Then I have kids count off by 6s to determine their group. On each rotation, students go to a numbered center, read the information sheet, and answer the question. If a group finishes early they can work on the writing prompt on the back page of the booklet. The information sheets are good for teacher use when reviewing the answers from each station or for having students who were absent catch up without feeling as overwhelmed.
If your school uses the Houghton Mifflin Pennsylvania Studies Series, you’ll find products in my shop that will help enrich your classroom. Chapter 1 resources are posted now along with a Map Project and more are coming soon!