Grades 1 and 2 Integrated Unit - Bravery

Essential Question - What characteristics make a person brave?

Complex Text - Realistic Fiction

Follow the Drinking Gourd
Google Trek with hyperlinks, videos and pictures

Henry's Freedom Box - video with reading of the story
Complex Text - Non-Fiction

Who was Harriet Tubman?
Video (youtube)
Harriet Tubman - background information and activities
from Brain Pop Jr.

Harriet Tubman video on Discovery Education streaming - login required

Amelia Earhart is featured in this video clip on Discovery Education streaming: Great Pilots
login required

Youtube video clip of Amelia Earhart

The Story of Rosa Parks - Discovery Education streaming video clip [login required]
Science

The North Star - [01:28] video on Discovery Education streaming - login required
Music

Follow the Drinking Gourd - song
Elements of Dance
Social Studies
map of Harriet's route to freedom

Pathways to Freedom Maryland and the Underground Railroad
STEM
Drama
Use Puppet Pals app on iPads to create a play.
Math
Underground Railroad Quilt Codes - shapes
Visual Arts
Underground Railroad shadow puppets (video)
Media
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt - PowerPoint

Make a Vocabulary Quilt
Students draw pictures to visualize vocabulary words and add them to a "quilt" on a wikipage
Writing

Students use Pixie, Primary Wall, VoiceThread, etc. to answer the essential question.

Grades 1 and 2 Integrated Unit - Pioneer Family

Essential Question: How has family life changed since the 1870's?
Complex Text - Realistic Fiction

Little House in the Big Woods
Rachel's Review of the book- video - (youtube)

A snippet from Little House in the Big Woods -
The Story of Pa and the Bear in the Way
Complex Text - Non-Fiction

If You Lived With the Sioux Indians
The Sioux Nation

Daily Life in a Plains Indian Village

From Discovery Education streaming (login required)
video clip - The Plains Indians: First Inhabitants of the Midwest

YouTube clips/ African American Homesteaders in Nebraska:
The Lure of the Land: a Nebraska Story
Looking For Bliss: a Nebraska Story
Plains Indians, Part 1
Science
Music

Native American Music
Elements of Dance
Social Studies
STEM

Log cabin craft
Drama
Math
Visual Arts

Students could create a corn husk doll
Media
Writing

Grades 1 and 2 Integrated Unit - The Bears on Hemlock Mountain

Essential Question - Does Jonathan demonstrate perseverance in the story?

Complex Text - Realistic Fiction
Complex Text - Non-Fiction
Science
Music
Elements of Dance
Social Studies
STEM
Drama
Math
Visual Arts
Media
Writing