As a reminder, it is always our overall goal with these units to teach young students about different cultures, people, parts of the world, and about our country. We hope to inspire them to be compassionate, empathetic, and knowledgeable about the world around them.month's social studies topics are ones that your students are sure to enjoy! March is Women's History month AND Irish American Heritage Month! We also cover economics and geography in this unit. Let's take a look!
February was Black History month. That, unfortunately, goes hand-in-hand with topics like segregation and discrimination. When you show students a picture of a segregated bus or school, that is visually clear. Brown people over here, white people over here- got it. But what about the fact that when the Irish first came to America, they faced discrimination as well? That's not so easy to visually see. It makes us wonder if our students would arrive at the fact that if white people can discriminate against other people with the same color skin... maybe the REAL problem is FEAR?
In this unit, we remember the past in our e-books and then we celebrate the accomplishments of Irish Americans that have helped to make our world what it is today.
We recognize the sacrifice that the Sullivan brothers made for our country.
We learn about the man who invented the first operational submarine- John Phillip Holland.
March is also Women's History Month!
We discuss the reasons why we would even need a Women's history month and then we allow for students to research their favorite influential women!
We learn all about daylight saving time and how that changes.
We also touch on the time zones so that students can see that the time isn't the same everywhere.
For economics, we will focus on bartering and trading! Your students will be able to set up a classroom economy and bartering experience!