A Voyage to the Past
Last semester, as the 8th-grade students studied the Age of Exploration, they researched a particular voyage and explorer. That research became a children's book about their adventures and first contact with Native peoples. This week and next, the students will read their books with the entire 5th grade and with Ms. Flansberg's 4th-grade class. So far, a great affirmation for the 8th graders who opened the world to some very enthusiastic children!
Here are some samples of their books.
- Arjun - Beware of the Great Conquistador
- Anika - Vespucci's Voyage
- Mikaela - The Legendary Expedition of Francisco Pizarro: Conqueror of the Incas
Thank you to middle school humanities teacher, Angela Ruth, for facilitating this lesson in such a creative way and incorporating cross-divisional work.