Sunday, January 22, 2012

Suitcase Story

I have an old suitcase I got at a yard sale.  I fill it with items and books that all relate to a common topic, usually from my Social Studies lesson.  Students examine the objects and books in the suitcase. They pretend they are the person who uses this suitcase. Then they write a postcard to their friends or family telling them about where they have been traveling and what they have been doing on their travels. Remind students to describe the climate, landforms, and bodies of water they may have seen. The books in the suitcase will help students decide what pictures to draw on the front of the postcard. You will want to include examples of postcards for students to use as samples.

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