Here's how this two-week, in-class-only project works: The students are grouped by twos and choose a Latin American country to research. They are to write essays about the country's religion, government, history, living conditions, climate, landforms, etc. and then prepare a tri-fold board with this information displayed. Once the boards are ready, we invite the 3rd and 4th grade students to listen to the 5th graders' presentations about their countries. Food samples are provided by each group as Latin American music plays in the background; it's like a fiesta!HERE.
- Students will research a country in Latin America
- Students will become familiar with several different types of research materials
- Students will take notes and write summaries of information that they find in their research
- Students will produce something interesting, informative, and fun from their research
We ended the day with prayer as a class and then sang a couple of worship songs. It was a wonderful end to a wonderful day.