Native American Projects:
For this project students worked with partners to research the physical geography and native american culture (pre-European influences) of a given region of the United States. The students used their research to write an informational paper, make a physical map of the region (out of salt dough), and create a digital presentation using StoryMap JS. We are just learning about StoryMap JS and there were some small glitches with the background maps that we have not yet been able to work through, but the hard work of the students still shines through. Please browse through the projects below.
Southeast Region: Mia, Aubrey, and Liz
Arctic Region: Grace and Danny
California Intermountain Region: Kendal, Lucy, and Ava
Northwest Coast: Felecia and Makayla
Plateau Region: Will and Skyler
Great Plains Region : Tyler and Elias
Southwest Region: JP and Jackie
Digital Book Club Projects
An Interview with Flying Squirrel from Mystery in the Night Woods by John Lawrence Patterson
An interview with Herculeah Jones from Tarot Says Beware by Betsy Byars
King Midas and The Golden TOuch Puppet Show
Students created puppets during a 2 week visit from No Strings attached puppet company. We then used the puppets along with Touchcast and green screen technology to record the puppet show below. Enjoy!