Heroes Who Made a Difference: Memorializing a Distinguished Service Cross Award Recipient

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Ever wonder how to memorialize World War I heroes in the classroom? Activities in a high-quality social studies resource prompt middle schoolers to research Internet sources, complete a graphic organizer, and write an editorial feature about one or more of these heroes.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the editorial as part of a class newspaper project
  • Teach scholars about the peer review process by asking them to review each other's editorials
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource can take as little as one day depending on your individual classroom
  • All class members need Internet access to complete the resource
  • The seventh installment of a nine-part series
Pros

  • Develops social studies writing skills
  • Teaches how to effectively research on the Internet
  • Provides differentiation ideas
Cons

  • None
Common Core