Fourth grade is wrapping up a unit on the first European explorers. Students have spent time reading and researching the early explorers of the United States. They have written journal entries from the viewpoint of being a sailor on the early expeditions. They used their five senses to describe their experiences on the ships. To culminate the unit, students are creating life-sized explorers, modeling them after images found on their chrome books. Next, students will transition to the lost colony of Roanoke and the early settlement of Jamestown. The class will complete a novel study on “Blood on the River” by Elise Carbon. Early American history is exciting and fun in the fourth grade!
From left, Emma Wampler, Janelle Taylor, Carsyn Griffin and Mabel Tesch create a life-size European explorer project.
From left, Hudson Sumner, Lyla Remsen, and Bella Whitehead show off their life-size European explorer creation.