Pirate Ship Before you begin, the children should be taught the commands which the activity involves (see below). Children start by forming a line (one behind the other) directly in front of the teacher. The teacher then shouts a command and the children have to perform the activity associated with that command. Robin Bearden has suggested that: "If playing as a game, those children that get out have to march around the outside of the rest of the group singing 'Oh we oh, A pirate's life for me.'"
Christopher Columbus Creates 21st Century Explorers I have been dying to share this project with all of you, but I have been holding off until we have completed the unit (well almost…). There seem to be more and more opportunities popping up for our 5th grader to continue learning and connecting their knowledge about Christopher Columbus… Take a listen to the students’ “CC Newscast” video and then read on about the “upgrade” process from textbook to globally connected learning! Columbus Creates 21st Century Explorers from langwitches on Vimeo. Christopher Columbus Creates 21st Century Explorers
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