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The American Revolution An IB PYP Unit of Inquiry

The American Revolution An IB PYP Unit of Inquiry

Delve into The American Revolution with this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry. Over 100 pages of web quests, reading for information, inquiry based math projects, hands on writing, art, drama and much more; Where We Are in Place and Time: What have we learned from revolutionaries from the past and how have they influenced society today? By delving back in time the children can explore the concept of time and unrest and how the two big ideas have brought about change in our world, for the better or not. I have taught this unit of inquiry with my 5th grade. Each time, I find that it is one of my favourites. There is so much to explore. With over 100 pages of interactive, hands on , engaging, inquiry based activities, this transdisciplinary unit will take you through math, critical thinking, writing, geography, reading for information and, of course, history. UK & USA spelling.As we travelled through time with our interactive timeline, we travelled back and forth across the Atlantic ocean, exploring the American Revolution. The inquiries came flooding fast and furiously as we learned more and more about how people were affected by revolt through hands on research, various artefacts , communication and much ,much more. The unit culminates in a summative assessment where the children prepare their own wax museum character. Why did Britain want to keep the American colony?If Independence Day is 1776, why was the war still continuing?Why are some revolutionaries violent and others are non violent?How do you win if you don’t use violence? Were there women active in this revolution? Learning how to read clues from artefacts and also from evidence in the text, helped us to become incredible historians as we had to figure out the answers to our lines of inquiry. This involved a lot of reading for information, analysing text and recognising non fiction text features. Through explorations within math, reading, writing, geography, history and art, the children gather knowledge of how revolutionaries brought about change to their world and contributed to societies today. If you enjoy this complete unit of inquiry, you may also like my others: Ancient Civilizations, Rainforests and Food Chains, Adaptations of Living Things, Exploring Poetry, Exploring Explorers, the Ocean and many more found in my store and on my blog.Enjoy! Susan Powerswww.PYPteachingtools.com

By susanpowers09

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Norway

Norway

This 32 page resource introduces the beautiful and fascinating country of Norway. The resource contains photos and captions about Norway's fjords, glaciers, the Aurora Borealis, Viking history and traditions.An interesting resource for students of all ages, who are interested in learning about other countries. You could use this resource as a prompt for class discussion, writing and other activities. This presentation is a PDF file, which can either be printed or shown on a computer or smartboard.

By cassieborodenko

History / Topic / ICT: Settlers and Invaders - How The Celts Lived Research Activity

History / Topic / ICT: Settlers and Invaders - How The Celts Lived Research Activity

This resource gets children to independently research information about Celtic traditions using ICT.The worksheet gets the children to visit a BBC website and research the answers to nine questions (three examples shown) with space below each to make notes:1. How many years before Jesus Christ did the Celts live in Britain?2. Where do the Celts live today in Europe?3. What were Celtic roundhouses made of?

By stephgrimes86

A Complete Unit of Inquiry World Revolutions & Revolutionaries IB PYP

A Complete Unit of Inquiry World Revolutions & Revolutionaries IB PYP

Take the children back in time with this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry. Over 130 pages of web quests, reading for information, inquiry based math projects, hands on writing, art, drama and much more; Where We Are in Place and Time: What have we learned from revolutionaries from the past and how have they influenced society today? By delving back in time the children can explore the concept of time and unrest and how the two big ideas have brought about change in our world, for the better or not. I have taught this unit of inquiry with my 5th grade. Each time, I find that it is one of my favourites. There is so much to explore. With over 100 pages of interactive, hands on , engaging, inquiry based activities, this transdisciplinary unit will take you through math, critical thinking, writing, geography, reading for information and, of course, history. UK & USA spelling.As we travelled through time with our interactive timeline, we travelled back and forth across the Atlantic ocean, exploring the American Revolution, the Rise of the Nazis in Europe, the French Revolution and more. The inquiries came flooding fast and furiously as we learned more and more about how people were affected by revolt through hands on research, various artefacts , communication and much ,much more. The unit culminates in a summative assessment where the children prepare their own wax museum character. Why did Britain want to keep the American colony?If Independence Day is 1776, why was the war still continuing?Why are some revolutionaries violent and others are non violent?How do you win if you don’t use violence? Why were women arrested when trying to get the vote? How did Ghandi win freedom for India if he didn’t fight? Learning how to read clues from artefacts and also from evidence in the text, helped us to become incredible historians as we had to figure out the answers to our lines of inquiry. This involved a lot of reading for information, analysing text and recognising non fiction text features. Through explorations within math, reading, writing, geography, history and art, the children gather knowledge of how revolutionaries brought about change to their world and contributed to societies today. If you enjoy this complete unit of inquiry, you may also like my others: Ancient Civilizations, Rainforests and Food Chains, Adaptations of Living Things, Exploring Poetry, Exploring Explorers and many more found in my store and on my blog.Enjoy! Susan Powerswww.PYPteachingtools.com

By susanpowers09

Dinosaur Themed Independent Work Bundle - Year 1/2

Dinosaur Themed Independent Work Bundle - Year 1/2

Dinosaur Themed Independent Work BundleThis download is my dinosaur big bundle. It includes four independent work packs for:- Reading - Writing- Math- Creative workThanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here.*****************************************************************************Some of my other products: Big Science Bundle Pack . Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook . Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit *****************************************************************************

By TheGingerTeacher

The Hauntings - A Collection of Ghost Lessons

The Hauntings - A Collection of Ghost Lessons

The Hauntings - A Collection of Ghost LessonsA collection of exciting creative and descriptive haunting lessons, kids will love. Amazing value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/ghosts-gespenter-spooky-horror-572038/)

By EngageinEnglish

Dinosaur Themed Independent Creative Work - Year 1/2

Dinosaur Themed Independent Creative Work - Year 1/2

Dinosaur Themed Independent Creative Work This download has 19 pages of creative work. Included in the sheets are:- Decorate your dinosaur - Label the dinosaur - Draw half the picture - Dinosaur puzzles- Make a dinosaur skeleton- Design a dinosaurThanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here.*****************************************************************************Some of my other products: Big Science Bundle Pack . Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook . Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit .*****************************************************************************

By TheGingerTeacher

The Fantasy and Horror Collection 2

The Fantasy and Horror Collection 2

The Fantasy and Horror Collection 2A collection of inspirational and fantasy and horror lessons and resources.See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/fantasy-castle-cloud-sky-tower-782001/)

By EngageinEnglish

Refugee writing unit and short-story study

Refugee writing unit and short-story study

This unit will explore the politicised topic of refugees with pupils, giving them a chance to consider and express their opinions, develop empathy, work creatively, and develop writing, reading, talking and listening skills. Pupils will work through role-playing, visual representations, and written and oral work, in order to appeal to a variety of learning styles. Pupils will usually work in pairs or groups, in order to learn from each other and to encourage a community of discourse, debate, and enquiry. The study of the short story and the activities built around it will constitute scaffolding for the pupils’ original piece at the end of the unit.

By mrwatt1

Setting Description Pupil Resource Pack 3

Setting Description Pupil Resource Pack 3

Pack of 5 handy printable sheets that children can look at to help them choose subject-specific vocabulary for a descriptive writing activity. Sheets may be modified for your particular lesson, and it is suggested that you laminate these, as they are multi-use.Included are 5 scene description sheets: 1) Stone, Bronze, and Iron Age2) Weather3) World War I and II4) Robots5) FairytalesEach sheet includes examples of verbs, nouns, adjectives, and also includes 16 sample sentence chunks for children to use if they are stuck for ideas while writing.***SET 1*** (BEACHES, FORESTS, CITY, WOODS, etc) available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/setting-description-pupil-resource-pack-11061253***SET 2*** (Rainforests, Romans, Gods and Goddesses, Cold Climates) available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/setting-description-pupil-resource-pack-2-11169703All images courtesy of www.clker.com

By vcurrie19

3D Bundle

3D Bundle

Using Sketchup and Sculptris (2 free pieces of 3D software) and these guides. Teach your children the basics of 3D sculpting.

By martinjgoulden

GUIDE - How to create an Anglo-Saxon house in Sketchup 8 (3D printer friendly)

GUIDE - How to create an Anglo-Saxon house in Sketchup 8 (3D printer friendly)

Create a 3D Anglo-Saxon house in Sketchup 8 with this 24 page step-by-step, picture guide. Perfect for those with very little experience in 3D modelling or using Sketchup and has been designed to be 3D printer ready. If you are looking to get into 3D printing in your school, please feel free to contact me and I'll point you in the right direction. *Sketchup is free to download and can be easily installed by network administrators.

By martinjgoulden

National Reading Test Practice Paper for KS2. (The War of the Worlds) High Quality Questions.

National Reading Test Practice Paper for KS2. (The War of the Worlds) High Quality Questions.

National Reading Test style practice papers for KS2 students in year 4, 5 and 6.Includes 13 practice questions based around an extract from the classic science fiction novel by H.G. Wells.* The work of the creator entered the public domain on January 1, 2017, so there will be no copyright issues*Also see the premier bundle package which includes NINE tests!National Reading Test practice for KS2 Wales. Yr. 4, 5 & 6. (Nine tests)

By hifisher

Science Week Bundle

Science Week Bundle

A collection of science themed resources and activities that you might enjoy for British Science Week.

By sarah277

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Europe  Bundle

Europe Bundle

A collection of resources that introduce different European countries. Each resource contains beautiful photos and information to help your students to learn more about the countries featured. With these resources, you'll be able to travel around the world from the comfort of your classroom!

By cassieborodenko

Big Rainforest  Lessons Bundle

Big Rainforest Lessons Bundle

Big Rainforest Lessons Bundle All My Rainforest Lessons in One Big Bundle! This download includes 11 of my complete lessons on the rainforest. There are detailed PowerPoints for each lesson with differentiated activities and engaging starters to explain several elements of the rainforest, including climate change, animal adaptions, physical locations and more. Thanks for looking  Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here. ***************************************************************************** Some of my other products: Big Science Bundle Pack . Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook . Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit . *****************************************************************************

By TheGingerTeacher

Person in history SEN

Person in history SEN

Person in history work sheet/prompt to support learning of a key historical figure.Could be used as part of a project or presentation.Supported with wigit symbol for support with reading and understanding

By zvlovegrove

National Reading Test practice for KS2 Wales. Yr. 4, 5 & 6. (Nine tests)

National Reading Test practice for KS2 Wales. Yr. 4, 5 & 6. (Nine tests)

Premium bundle: Nine National Reading Test style practice papers for Upper KS2 pupils (Years 4,5&6). Topics include Inventors, Romans, Philippe Petit Newspaper report (The Walk), British birds, a biography of children's author David Walliams, a non-fiction text about Tudor punishments and an extract from 'The War of the Worlds' by H.G. Wells.Save money with this exclusive resource bundle!!!

By hifisher

Bumper KS1 SATs comprehension revision pack

Bumper KS1 SATs comprehension revision pack

This is a pack of 20 year 2 SATs style non-fiction comprehensions. Each booklet comes in 3 differentiated levels. They are all based on the reading SATs paper, containing a similar style of questions and a similar layout. Perfect to use in the run-up to SATs as either a start of day activity, a main part of a lesson or to send home to parents for children to practise at home.There are a wide range of topics covered, including:Wildlife (x3)European countries (x3)Historical figures from the history curriculum (x4)Sports stars (x3)General non-fictions based on seasons, celebrations and news articles (x7)PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.

By blossomingminds

Rainforest Animal and Plant Adaptions  -  Complete Lesson

Rainforest Animal and Plant Adaptions - Complete Lesson

Rainforest Animal and Plant Adaptions - Complete Lesson Complete Lesson on Understanding the Adaptions of Plants and Animals in the RainforestThis download includes a complete lesson on the adaptions animals and plants have made to survive in the rainforest. The lesson focuses on learning why animals and plants have certain attributes which help them survive in the rainforest. There is a detailed PowerPoint to explain some plant and animal adaptions. The children will then complete design and activity sheets to create their own plant and animal for the rainforest. Everything needed for the lesson is included in this download. This download includes:- Full and detailed lesson plan- Complete lesson PowerPoint - Starter pictures- Activity sheet- Planning sheetThanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here.*****************************************************************************Some of my other products: Big Science Bundle Pack . Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook . Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit .*****************************************************************************

By TheGingerTeacher

National Reading Test style practice papers for KS2 students in year 4, 5 & 6. (six tests)

National Reading Test style practice papers for KS2 students in year 4, 5 & 6. (six tests)

Six National Reading Test style practice papers for Upper KS2 pupils (Years 4,5&6). Topics include: *Inventors (The Mobile phone, YouTube)*Romans*Philippe Petit Newspaper report (The Walk), *British birds*A biography of children's author David Walliams *Tudor punishments.Also see the premier bundle package which includes NINE tests!National Reading Test practice for KS2 Wales. Yr. 4, 5 & 6. (Nine tests)

By hifisher

Identifying Rainforest Plant Life  -  Complete Lesson

Identifying Rainforest Plant Life - Complete Lesson

Identifying Rainforest Plant Life - Complete Lesson Complete Lesson on Identifying the Plant life in the RainforestsThis download includes a complete lesson on the plants which grow in the rainforest. The lesson focuses on learning the facts about rainforest plants and recognising them. There is a detailed PowerPoint to introduce children to the various plant life. The children will then complete activity sheets to show their understanding. There are 3 differentiated activity sheets included to allow for differentiation and then an extension activity. Everything needed for the lesson is included in this download. This download includes:- Full and detailed lesson plan- Complete lesson PowerPoint - Differentiated activity sheets (x3)- Extension activity sheetThanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here.*****************************************************************************Some of my other products: Big Science Bundle Pack . Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook . Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit .*****************************************************************************

By TheGingerTeacher