Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Train Tour of the Northeast

In fourth grade, we study the US regions.
We do have a textbook, but let's be honest- it is a little bit boring.
So, my 4th grade team and I decided to spice it up a bit and  make our study of the regions into a tour.
This is inspired by Beth Newingham who has awesome ideas.  Really, check out her website- I would love to visit her classroom and see it in action!
We used some of her ideas and switched some things to make it work for us and our curriculum.

For the Northeast, we made it a train tour...

We visit 9 different places in the Northeast.

For each place that we visit, we look at pictures and videos to learn about the region and then each student is responsible for completing a section in the foldable for the place.

They write facts and information on a index card and color a picture of the place.

Once they complete their foldable, they receive a train ticket.
They love learning about where they will go next!

 It's so fun to see all of the places that we "visited" put together in our foldables.
My students love looking back at all the places and talking about their favorite ones.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is amazing!!! Would you have a link to the adorable tickets and cards? I'd love to do something similar but perhaps change some of the places we would go visit :0)