This is an ultimate 100 page bundle for talking about TOUGH topics in September.
Includes units on Labor Day (child labor), Grandparent's Day (Sept 10th) and the death of a grandparent, Patriot Day (September 11th) and Constitution Day (September 17th).
These are appropriate for upper elementary or middle school grades! I've used them while teaching 4th-8th grade, and I've found that each grade finds them challenging in some way! The topics are hard for every age, and good breakdowns come in handy while teaching them!
Each major holiday includes Reading Comprehension and Task Cards in the following common core areas: Vocabulary, Making Inferences, Finding the Main Idea, Cause and Effect, Point of View, Author's Purpose, Comprehension and an enrichment bonus card.
EACH TOPIC INCLUDES READING COMPREHENSION AND TASK CARDS!
Labor Day Topics:
Child Labor Primary Sources (quotes from child laborers)
What is Labor Day?
Career Report Template (6 pages)
Several blank card designs
Grandparent's Day Interview Activity
A Letter to hand to child in case of grandparent death
10 things to do when you grandparent dies
Mini Graphic Organizer on "Empathy"
3 page story from a 10 year child's point of view living through September 11th in NYC.
A Top 10 Facts Poster about September 11th
*Enrichment Task Cards- Project Ideas*
Bill of Rights
In summary,this bundle includes a September holiday calendar for 2014, 92 task cards, 11 reading comprehensions, one empathy graphic organizer, one 9/11 Ten Facts you should know poster, one career report template (6 pages), and several task card response sheets.
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