Anticipatory Set

Discussion in 'Fifth Grade' started by murph1616, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. murph1616

    murph1616 Rookie

    Jun 10, 2007
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    Jul 31, 2007

    I am writing a unit plan for Civil War Battles. I am working on the Beginning of the war at Fort Sumter and I am trying to figure out a good way to hook the students. Right now, I am thinking of using a K-W-L worksheet on what they know about the reasons the civil war started. Does anybody have a better suggestion, something a bit more interesting?

    Also, I would like your input about the activity I have planned. I was thinking of splitting the class into small groups and assigning each group a certain state. After reading about each states stance on the civil war, the students are to act as reporters and write a story about what happened at Fort Sumter. Is that OK for a 5th grade class?

    Thanks for your input. Murph

    ***A little background, I am a grad student doing this for a methods class in social studies and I have to teach a mini-lesson tonight.***
  3. shouldbeasleep

    shouldbeasleep Enthusiast

    Jul 28, 2007
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    Jul 31, 2007

    I wrote out a long reply and lost it somewhere in the posting. Typical of what happens to me when I "should be asleep".

    Anyway, then I noticed that you said you had to teach it tonight. Oh well, I hope it went well.

    Let me know if you still need the hook we use for the Civil War.

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