Everything old is new again with 6th graders studying the Pre-Revolutionary War Era of American history! Integrated learning prepared students with enough background knowledge to participate in a classroom debate Tuesday – “Revolutionary War…Yes or No?” Here is a short clip from one of the debates.
Library support of this unit of study included helping students access books and other resources for biographical information on important people of the time, as well as facilitation of book groups. What can a historical fiction novel teach us about this turning point in American history? What can classroom learning bring to a book discussion? Ask a 6th grader! Social Studies + Language Arts + Library = 6th graders who really know their stuff!