How about if you were a 15-16 year old girl with a brand new baby? Scary, right?
I always think about that when I start teaching my students about Lewis and Clark. What a wonderful testament to courage and persistence.
A great way to do that is to use biographies!
Last year, I was fortunate enough to be able to buy a half class set of Lewis and Clark biographies and a half class set of Sacagawea biographies. Luckily, this was around Winter Break, so I had time to read both of the books and create "foldables" with customized vocabulary and comprehension questions. It was a big task, but the results have been very successful.
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I was so impressed by the tone of the room. Students had dictionaries out, were flipping through their biographies looking for answers and one group was debating the best way to hunt buffalo!
It made my heart swell with pride for them.
I love it when that happens! Has this happened for you lately? If so, tell me about it in the comment section below. I'd love to hear about your "heart swelling" moments with your class.