Throughout the unit, record academic vocabulary on chart paper or a Google document and refer back to it.
Voice Record Pro (free as of 9/4/14) for recording text on staff Board Builder boards
Note: Convert file to MP3 before uploading to Discovery Education Board Builder
i-nigma Barcode Reader (free as of 9/4/14) for reading QR codes
To extend students' thinking about time & chronology, create base 10 block timelines for the teacher and librarian. Show students how your life is represented by the blocks. There's no need to number each box, they'll get the picture!
Activity: When I was a First Grader (learning from faculty members & parent volunteers) / Time: 15 minutes
The terms communication, recreation and transportation are introduced by letting students peruse Board Builder boards that showcase lives of faculty members when they were first graders. Students can access individual boards using QR codes on a menu. A Discovery Education login is required.
Ask students to share examples of communication, recreation and transportation they learned about in the activity.
Introduce the words history and historian.
Students will write "History Journal" (or "Revista de historia") on the cover of their journal. Designate a page to record sources of information and explain what it means to give credit to a source of information. Students will write "Sources" at the top of the page and glue a source strip under the title to represent Discovery Education boards.
Source strip example: