Fourth graders in Mrs. Hannah Choi and Mrs. Kate Downey’s class at Rushmore Avenue School recently expanded on their studies of Native Americans and European explorers with an engaging research project.
The students researched topics such as the New World, reasons for exploration, tools used for exploration, explorers and their discoveries and royal sponsors. In addition, the class tied in concepts and strategies that they learned in their English Language Arts Conflict Unit by researching the conflicts that explorers had during their journey. This included crews battling each other (person vs. person), rough waters and diseases (person vs. nature), countries declaring war against each other (person vs. society) and facing hunger and insanity (person vs. self).
Students then wrote their own narrative writing piece, posing as an explorer on their journey to the New World. Once their writing was fully edited and typed, students tea-stained their papers and drew an illustration to display outside our classroom.
Date Added: 4/20/2023