Need a way to bring social studies into your classroom? Looking for a way to incorporate award-winning books? Have struggling readers that also need content? Want to develop critical thinking in your students? Then this Mr. Minimalist lesson is for you.
Ah, the power of movement. Without transportation, where would the world be? Take your students on a journey through the western United States in the 1860's. Help them see the influence and significance of the transcontinental railroad on the development of the West. This lesson blends an award-winning picture book with critical thinking skills that will surely challenge your students to see movement and history in a new way. Simple, effective, engaging: the hallmarks of a Mr. Minimalist lesson. Grab a copy, grab some materials, and get to teaching!