Students chose a topic at the beginning of January, and they have been taking notes during their library and lab time all month, starting with print sources before moving to any online sources. (I really appreciate how Mrs. Upton works with me on projects!)
They should be finishing up the hunt for notes by now.
Starting next week we will have time in the lab each day so the children can organize and write several well-developed and well-organized paragraphs about what they learned:
- before--the causes
- the conflict--who, what, when, and where
- after--the consequences, the effects
All the paragraphs for the body--there should be two to three typed pages on the before, the conflict, and the after--are due February 6.
The rest of the written work for the CBA--the introduction and conclusion paragraphs as well as the List of Works Consulted--are due February 13.
Our next Decade Day is February 14. Students who do not have their CBA written work turned in will spend the 14th working on their CBA instead of participating in the Decade Day.
If you want lots more information about the CBA, how it is organized, and how it will be graded, please go to the social studies section of the Elementary Stuff page.