There are so many great bloggers out there with the cutest ideas and now it's time to showcase them.
I was lucky enough to get to review a great product that I can use for Social Studies this year. I don't know why, but my Social Studies lessons are pretty dull. Our curriculum is not the best and I have a hard time thinking up fun ideas for our standards.
Well my friend Krista over at the Second Grade Superkids has a great unit that I wanted to share with you all.
It's called Pack Your Bags (A Bilingual Continent Study).
It is chock full of fun ideas to take your students on a trip around the world. My favorite thing about it is all the fun craftivities that she includes in this unit. And if you don't know already Krista is a dual Language teacher. This unit includes everything in both English and Spanish!
The first part of our Journey begins with making a suitcase for all of our travels around the globe.
Inside the students include all of the items that they would take with them on a trip.
You can brainstorm lots of ideas for this one and have them draw it right into their suitcase.
I never leave home without my bikini:)
There is a sheet to record facts about each continent,
and a My Trip Journal to record all the fun.
Krista includes a craftivity for each continent, suggested literature and exactly how to implent all the ideas into your classroom.
This is a really cute Rainforest Activity. The students create a haiku about a rainforest creature and you have to guess what it is. Lift up the flap to find the answer. Can you guess what mine is??
I thought this was so cute with the Eiffel Tower, especially since I have pics of me at the tower, way back in the 90's!!
I loved all of these craftivities, especially the kangaroo from Australia and the Henna art from Asia. So cool! They are definitely not something I would have thought of on my own!!
There are so many more great activities in here and I plan on doing them ALL with my class. It might be fun to cover one continent a month, or just go through one a week. Either way it's a great supplemental resource to what you may already be doing in your classroom.
You can find this unit in Krista's TpT store. All the items in her store are in both English and Spanish, so make sure to follow here there. I would also love for you to stop by and follow her great blog for more fabulous ideas and resources.