Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Immigration and the DNA Project

The Immigration and DNA Project: all of the resources Sarah and I used for her 7th grade unit.

Essential Questions:

Does immigration affect me? If so, how?
           -What is immigration?
           -How many people immigrate to the US each year?

-Why did/do people migrate?
Is it possible to predict a person’s DNA ancestry results by learning about their culture and background?
          -What is DNA?
          -What is genealogy?
          -How do we construct an effective question?
          -Can we predict Ms. Forster’s country/countries of    origin?
What information might help us predict a country or region of origin?

 Immigration  and the DNA Project Resources:

Click the image below to go to a file with Sarah's student forms.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Fun Quick Write Idea

Check out this fun story starter generator from Scholastic.
Scholastic Story Starters Scrambler (Click to follow link.)

Scholastic has provided a teacher's guide to go with this tool. I think this would be a great way to practice writing as a group.

A fun way to use this tool would be to select buttons 2, 3, and 4 for everyone to use and let each student push the 1st  button for the product they will be writing. Changing only one element would make the writing lots of fun as a group.