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Reshaping the Nation
Teacher Guide

TEACHER GUIDES

Overview A
Day A1          Day A2

Day A3          Day A4
Project A     Review A  Key
Validation of Learning A  Key
Overview B

Day B1          Day B2

Day B3          Day B4
Project B       Review B
  Key
Validation of Learning B
Key
Overview C
Day C1
          Day C2
Day C3          Day C4
Project C       Review C
Key
Validation of Learning C
Key

Possible End-of-Unit Activities:

  • A Citizenship Celebration

  • Trip to visit a ranch or farm

  • Spend a day out of doors in your closest "wilderness" area

Time:  3 Weeks         Themes:  Forgiveness & Determination
Summary:  
  • Reconstruction after the Civil War
  • Life of Paul - part one
  • Writing a story with conflict and a turning point
  • Verbs 
Projects: 
  • Sharecropping simulations
  • Making a religious tract
  • Homesteading simulation
Bulletin Board Ideas and Proverbs:

A farming theme can be used in decorating the room for both the Sharecropping and Homesteading simulations.

  • "Forgiveness does not erase the past, but it does enlarge the future." Pat Boese
  • "He started to sing as he tackled the thing that couldn't be done, and he did it." Edgar A. Guest
  • "A lot of people do not recognize opportunity because it usually goes around wearing overalls and looking like hard work."  Thomas Edison
WB01512_.gif (115 bytes) Supplies Needed:
  • Ingredients for "Stone Soup" for Project A.  Maybe add cornbread.
  • One die for Homesteading simulation

A farming theme can be used in decorating the room for both the Sharecropping and Homesteading simulations.