Big Idea:In our country's history, women did not have the same rights as men even if they may have done the same tasks or taken the same risks. In today's lesson, research gives us the ability to find out the unbiased truth about one of these such heroic American
Big Idea:Group brainstorming for ideas is productive in getting many ideas shared, but can be a set back if the group cannot decide on one idea. Students become members of Continental Congress to help them decide on a course of action for the colonists.
Big Idea:What types of scientific study do scientists engage in? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each. Students meet "mentor scientists" and learn about the different ways that scientists explore the world around them.
Big Idea:Both sides had belief in the cause they were fighting for - and both sides had belief that they would win. Sharing and summarizing helps us realize how when times got tough it was the leadership and the group unity that helped them persevere.
Big Idea:In sports one team always wins and one team always loses - Life is like that, too. It's the lessons we learn from both the wins and losses that creates the character we build through our life journeys.
Creating our Government Through Blood, Sweat and Fears
Big Idea:When we make rules for many different people we need to make sure that all voices are heard and that all people feel protected. Colonists faced this same problem and decided to make changes to better address the needs of the new citizens of America.