Living History

Grant Date
2016
Grant Applicant
Jamie Schwartz
Grant Co-applicants
Amount Funded
$370.00
Description (10 points)

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. Our student numbers have also grown and we need to accommodate our larger classes.

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

Benefits of Program (20 points)

All 6 stations are hands-on learning that are linked directly to the year's socials studies learning concepts. This allows students the opportunity to anchor the concepts to a tangible activity, increasing concept retention as well as the ability to apply attained concepts to new learning situations. Another huge benefit is simple: good old fashion FUN while learning. Living History is consistently a favorite learning day of our students.

Success of Program (20 points)

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

Implementation (20 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.

Sustainability (10 points)
This is a consumable grant.
Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

This grant is for the entire 4th grade, encompassing our PLC. Our PLC writing focus for the third 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.

Budget (10 points)
Itemized Budget
Item
candle wax
Amount
$30.00
Item
candle wick
Amount
$20.00
Item
fabric
Amount
$50.00
Item
corn husks
Amount
$30.00
Item
craft tin
Amount
$75.00
Item
leather
Amount
$100.00
Item
n/a (will not let me remove)
Amount
$0.00
Taxes
$30.00
Shipping
$35.00
Amount Requested
$370.00
Budget Notes

Our student numbers are up this year, hence the increased amount of the grant.

Other funding sources (5 points)

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.

Notes

I don't see a spot for the general information of the grant. The site seems to have some glitches, so I am not sure if it is no longer included in the application or if I am missing it. So just in case, I will include it here: 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. Our student numbers have also grown and we need to accommodate our larger classes.