"Remembering" for Grades 4 - 6
In a time when our nation finds itself grappling with the stories of America’s past and the significance of the material culture that has survived to the present, it is fitting to pause and consider the means by which the past is preserved, both by those who came before and by those who are stewarding history in our own generation. How do we remember? What have our ancestors done to preserve history for us? What can be done in the present to continue the stewardship of our heritage for the benefit of future generations? Delivering history to the next generation requires a multidisciplinary approach. Students will be encouraged to think more deeply about how and why we look at the past.
The curriculum guide consists of 7 topics with 40 activities geared toward 4th - 6th grade students, although the lessons may be adapted for younger or older students, as well. Teachers may choose which topics and activities best fit their educational goals and classroom dynamics. The curriculum's flexibility allows the lessons to be used supplementally with a standard social studies curriculum or comprise their own special stand-alone unit on the preservation and stewardship of history. Wisconsin educational standards are also included in the guide for your convenience.
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