First Grade Unit Five: Community Helpers & Theodore Roosevelt Sarah Blascovich Brown Teacher on Assignment
Sample PhotoStory • From Jenni Bueltel, Daves Creek Elementary – Forsyth County: • http://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/13002072844650827/blank/browse.asp?a=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&c=105684 (Ben Franklin’s inventions & contributions) • http://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/13002072844650827/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=101992 (EUs for First Grade)
Resources (Theodore Roosevelt): • Theodore Roosevelt Association: http://www.theodoreroosevelt.org. • Theodore Roosevelt’s Birthplace: http://www.nps.gov/thrb/. • Theodore Roosevelt’s ‘Summer White House,’ Sagamore Hill: http://www.nps.gov/sahi. • Background information, from Sagamore Hill’s education program: http://www.nps.gov/sahi/forteachers/upload/EDUREV-06pdf.pdf. • Kid-Friendly biography from the Library of Congress: http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa/presidents/roosevelt. • Theodore Roosevelt National Park: http://www.nps.gov/thro. • Official biography from White House Kids: http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/presidents/theodoreroosevelt.html.
Resources: • Teddy Roosevelt’s Spelling Reforms: http://history1900s.about.com/od/1900s/qt/trspelling.htm. • Berryman Teddy Bear cartoons: http://www.theodore-roosevelt.com/berrymanframes.html. • Time for Kids Facts & Quiz: http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/specials/articles/0,6709,735130,00.html. • Teddy Roosevelt Puzzle & Fact List: http://www.nps.gov/history/logcabin/html/puzzle.html. What to Do About Alice, by Barbara Kerley
Literacy Resources: You’re On Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt by Judith St. George My Tour of Europe, By Teddy Roosevelt, Age 10 by Ellen Jackson The Remarkable Rough-Riding Life of Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of Empire America by Cheryl Harness Teddy Roosevelt: The People’s President by Sharon Gayle
Teaching Unit Four: • Individuals, Groups, & Institutions: • Impact of individual choices • Contributions of TR • Compare/Contrast TR’s life with ours • Impact of TR’s work • Perception of TR’s work by others
Teaching Unit Four: • Scarcity • Review the concept of scarcity • Idea of National Parks as preservation of a scarce natural resource • Concepts of producers & consumers • How we meet our needs, compared to how institutions/governments meet their needs • Making good choices/conservation