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1 The Past, The Present and The Future! Irving Elementary Teachers Shannon Banta, Heather Blake, Linda Greshem, Christina Heddan and Emily Pezzola

2 Communities Project: The Beginning Students used blogs to work on vocabulary and to answer questions posed by the teacher. Students created projects to sell their community to students from other types of communities.

3 Communities Project: The Beginning Each class chose the best project to represent their class. Used Marratech to web conference with the participating classes. The winning projects were presented.

4 Communities Project: Taking It Further Extending the project to meet more standards Incorporating mini projects

5 Communities Project: Taking It Further Famous Person Poster. Inspiration Software Important required elements

6 Famous Person Poster Checklist Poster has at least 2 pictures 1 that is a primary source, if available. Poster has at least 2 paragraphs, 1 must contain biographical information, such as: where they were born, and or details about their career One paragraph must contain why the person is a notable citizen from your community, including what contribution he or she made. Picture must include a caption. Poster should include at least 2 text features. (Such as: Bold Print, Titles, Definitions of words, captions, diagram etc.)

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8 Communities Project: Taking It Further Fieldtrip to the Sedgwick County Historical Museum to help us research Wichita’s history. Students photographed authentic objects and were introduced to primary sources.

9 Communities Project: Taking It Further We visited the public library and learned about the educational resources available in our community. Photographs were downloaded and used in brochures and final projects.

10 Communities Project: Taking It Further Guided background research with brochures. Required elements Digital cameras were sent home with students.

11 Pictures Things To Do Demographic s History Educational Resources Places To Visit 3 Has six pictures. Included three things to do. Included two demographic factors. Included three historical events. Included two educational resources. Included three or more places to visit. 2 Has three to five pictures. Included two things to do. Included one demographic factor. Included two historical events. Included one educational resource. Included two places to visit. 1 Has one or two pictures. Included one thing to do. Included one historical event. Included one place to visit. 0 Has no pictures. Didn’t include anything to do. Didn’t include a demographic factor. Didn’t include any historical events. Didn’t include any educational resources. Didn’t include a place to visit. PicturesThings To DoDemographicsHistory Educational Resources Places To Visit 3 Has six pictures. Included three things to do. Included two demographic factors. Included three historical events. Included two differert types of educational resources. Included three or more places to visit. 2 Has three to five pictures. Included two things to do. Included one demographic factor. Included two historical events. Included two educational resources. Included two places to visit. 1 Has one or two pictures. Included one thing to do. Facts not related to demographics. Included one historical event. Included one educational resource. Included one place to visit. 0 Has no pictures. Didn’t include anything to do. Didn’t include a demographic factor. Didn’t include any historical events. Didn’t include any educational resources. Didn’t include a place to visit.

12 Communities Project: Taking It Further Culminating Projects Sharing Projects

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14 Communities Project: Taking it Further Voting on the winning projects. Sharing with the community.

15 Communities Project: Going Public Our Vision-Creating a Webpage. Videos and virtual tours Rating the community

16 Christmas Around the World Created out of necessity Teaching Powerpoint Met standards missed in the upcoming Communities Project

17 Christmas Around the World Blogging as a pre-writing activity Writing Assessment “Favorite Holiday Tradition” Integrating Reading- Community Service Unit

18 Christmas Around the World Come to our Christmas ornament sale! Buy a Snowman Ornament! Only $.25 Sold after school, by the office, beginning Dec 13 th. S old by the 3rd grade classes.

19 Christmas Around the World Trackstar Question Stems/ Checklist Powerpoint

20 Christmas Around the World Vision for the Future- 4 th Grade Immigration Unit. Partner schools Fundraising

21 The Past, The Present and The Future The Sky is the Limit!


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