KinderGals: Davy Crockett: American Folk Hero FREEBEE!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Davy Crockett: American Folk Hero FREEBEE!

Ginny recently did a fun activity with her first grade team. This post shares how they organized the event and what Ginny did in her room. There is a free print out for Ginny's activity.
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My daughter in law, Ginny, is teaching first grade this year. A few weeks ago she told me about something cool they do at her school to teach the Folk Heroes to the first graders. Here’s how they do it.
  • There are 6 teachers on the team.
  • Each teacher was assigned a folk hero according to their social studies standards…Ginny got Davy Crockett.
  • Each Friday, they rotate classes and teach their folk hero to that class. They go to one class each week.
  • All 6 classes will rotate through Ginny’s room while Ginny’s kids are learning about a different folk hero from each of the other 5 teachers.
  • In 6 weeks, they have learned all about the folk heroes, but each teacher had only one prep!
I helped Ginny get a few ideas together. You will be able to download the entire freebee unit  at the bottom of this blog post. First, I did a little research to find out about Davy Crockett. Then, I created a power point that she could show on her smart board. You could also print the pages and create a book!
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I made a log cabin step book for the Davy Crockett Time Line. The children cut apart the sentences about Davy Crockett.
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We read and sequenced the sentences. As we read each sentence, we decided the sequence.  HEADS UP!….Next time, I think we will sequence the pictures first! That way, we can just talk about the pictures, refer back to our power point as needed, and sequence the pictures.
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Then, they took each picture and matched it to the sentence. AGAIN, next year after the pictures are sequenced, we can read each sentence and match it to the correct picture.
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Davy Crockett Step Book…If you aren’t sure how to make a step book, you can watch this video clip to see how!
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You will find the sentences and the pictures in the freebee.
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I also included a few other options, like this cut and paste Davy Crockett labeling activity and this Davy Crockett Tree Map, depending on how much time you have.
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