Living History

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Each year the 4th grade at Kings Beach Elementary participates in Living History Day. This event is the culmination of our year long social studies curriculum based on California history, pioneers, and the Gold Rush. The students participate in 6 hands on station in which they create items like the pioneers in early California, all while dressed in period costume!We need supplies for our LIving History Day. We have old kits and a few things have broken over the years and need to be replaced. Our student numbers have also grown and we need to accomodate our larger classes.

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Students will apply their in classroom learning to hands-on constructive learning at 6 different stations. Students will compare what resources were availabe to the early settlers in California and today. Students will write a personal narrative based on their experiences at Living History Day

Success of Program (10 points)

Journals, anecdotal observation based evidence, smiles.Personal narratives will be evaluated using our common rubric.

Implementation (10 points)

Students, teachers, and parent volunteers will dress in period costume (pioneer). Students will rotate through 6 different stations based on activities that children living in early California would have participated in: candle making, tinsmiting, needle point, leather stamping, square dancing, corn-husk doll making. Students will complete their journal prompt at each station.Students will use their journal notes and experiences to write a personal narrative.

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Our PLC writing focus for the thrid trimester is narrative writing. Living History Day will happen during the third trimester and we will use this writing piece as a common assessment in our 4th grade PLC.

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PTO funds are not available for this because we have to use our allotted field trip money for our Coloma field trip. We plan on asking a per child donation to help cover costs not directly covered by this grant.