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A Day in History – Investigation Station is a series of fun sleuthing research and writing activities based on a single event on a specific day in history! This resource focuses on the Pony Express.
Students will learn about an event and be given several topics from which to choose to ‘investigate’. After some exploration, students are asked to write what they have discovered and name used sources.
So…with each lesson, students will:
▪ (Read) Learn one ‘On this Day in History’ fact.
▪ (Investigate) Take a related topic and explore it through the use of different forms of media (i.e. books, internet).
▪ (Write) Summarize and write what they have discovered. This also should include the recording of sources.
Students will have fun coloring the story of the California gold rush! The story will begin with an American construction worker, James Marshall, and his discovery of gold while building a sawmill for a businessman named John Sutter. It continues as 25,000 people travel to California calling themselves ‘forty-niners’ and finally tells what happened after the gold rush ended.
Students can use this worksheet again and again to record short biographies on any person for any subject. This worksheet can be used alone or as part of a larger report or notebooking project. Students can report on inventors, scientists, explorers, mathematicians, musicians, famous Americans, etc!
As students learn about different types of ‘homes’ throughout the world and history, this is a perfect resource to incorporate into your lesson plans. It includes 9 worksheets. Each will display a different type of home. Students are asked to ‘add to the picture, color and write a story.’
Types of homes included:
- – hut
- – chalet
- – adobe
- – Japanese Minka
- – palace
- – Spanish colonial
- – tipi
- – yaranga
- – yurt
Students will enjoy learning the history of trains and the railway in the U.S. as they color! Highlights include learning about…
– the first ‘wagonways’ and what was used to power the first trains (horse power)
– what changes were made around 1776 and 1789
– the nickname of the first steam locomotive
– who built the first passenger train in the U.S.
…and much more!