Thanks to Education World for use of my Mrs. Waffenschmidt illustration.

Thanks to Education World for use of my Mrs. Waffenschmidt illustration.
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

I am very excited about my news short stories for social studies!

Substitute Mrs. Purpilopolis brings her purple backpack filled with Purple Adventure Goggles and takes kids on an adventure to witness historical events. The stories are about 9-10 pages and present historical topics in a fun and very informative way.

The first adventure has students travel back to learn about the life of Alexander Graham Bell. While wearing the purple adventure goggles, the students are witnesses to history being able to see and hear history as it is happening. Lots of fun and informative information is presented in this short story.

* Discussion questions are included.

Use as an extension activity teaching American History, famous biographies or for a short reading in Language Arts. 

Extension Activities:
*A "Day in the Life "writing exercise pretending to be either Alexander Graham Bell or Thomas Watson could be done where students include 4 facts learned in the reading.

*Students could also do an interview pretending to be Alexander Graham Bell and a reporter. These are just two suggestions as extension activities after using the short reading.

* Draw a purple picture of something in history!


*******Check out the demo:

Check out other adventures of Mrs. P:

Alexander Graham Bell:

George Washington:

The first Thanksgiving:

Grades 5 and up(maybe...4th depending on the level of readers)

Do you have any suggestions for historical adventures you might find of value to use with your students?

Gail Hennessey

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