Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines The Cotton Gin Was Awesome! Right? Writing Assignment - Section 2: Writing and Conferencing


The kids did really well with this assignment. I was glad to see the connection between ELA and social studies and the kiddos made a lot of comments about how much fun social studies is this year. It's amazing to see what they can do when they are truly motivated. Not all kids like social studies, so I try to give them information that sparks debate. This is the perfect unit for it, too. 5th graders love to talk and argue, so I like to play on that and channel their powers for good instead of evil. 

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The Cotton Gin Was Awesome! Right? Writing Assignment

Unit 7: Accounts and Viewpoints and Bias, Oh My!
Lesson 23 of 32

Objective: SWBAT read opposing historical texts to express their viewpoints in writing.

Big Idea: When given information, remember to think about ALL viewpoints before deciding on your own.

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