4th grade is in their nonfiction reading and information writing unit. Throughout this unit, students have been practicing skills of reading non-fiction and researching for their nonfiction writing pieces. Ms. Lindsay Julian’s class has been researching and learning all about the Iroquois who came from New York State. Students have been working on research to collect information for their information writing about the Iroquois. Once their research is complete, they will have a celebration to recognize all their hard work.
Students will also have the creative freedom to make posters, dioramas, slideshows, etc., which provides the students with the opportunity to practice their non-fiction reading and information writing skills. This also gives them practice for researching taking note, and meeting their fourth grade social studies standards which are:
- Examining the locations of early Native American groups in relation to geographic features.
- How the Iroquois developed specific patterns of organization and governance to manage their tribes / societies.
- Understand how the Iroquois developed a unique way of life with a shared set of customs, beliefs, and values.
- Identifying the different jobs and roles of men, women, and children in their society.