2023-2024 Ms. Posey's History Classes
In September, Ms. Posey’s history students visited the Northwest library for a book tasting event. These young historians are researching turning points in history. Sources required are books, videos, interviews, websites, and primary and secondary sources. Students are writing a research paper explaining how their topic was a turning point in history.
Students are learning how to search for credible resources, to cite sources, to paraphrase and summarize, to synthesize similar information, and to create a works cited page.
For the event, the library was turned into a book bistro with the librarian wearing a chef’s hat and apron! Library tables were set with flowers, candles, and a “tasting menu.” The menu offered students the choices of Civil and Human Rights, Art and Music History, Sport History, Medicine and Science History, U.S. History, and World History. Each library table showcased one of these book topics with books from the shelves. Students rotated from table to table filling out their “tasting menus.”
Students enjoyed “sitting, browsing, and devouring” the books! At the end of class, each student had one or more books to take back to the classroom for research.
2022-2023 Ms. Posey's History Classes
In November, for Native American Heritage month, Ms. Posey's history classes completed research projects on an important Native American. Students created individual posters, which were shared with their classmates. Classes also created a collaborative poster showcasing a Native American.
To kick off the unit on the American Revolution, students played a tax game with candy to simulate King George III's taxes on the colonists. Students had fun while developing a deeper understanding of taxation!
To learn about the Boston Tea Party, students completed a science experiment by creating a tea crate out of popsicle sticks, string, masking tape, and wax paper. Students tested their ability to keep a tea bag dry in the "Boston Harbor." Students discovered how challenging it would be to keep the tea dry!