September 12, 2012: Schools on the Frontier
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1. Draw a large backpack. On your drawing, paste newspaper pictures of items you take to school in your backpack.
2. Draw five things pioneer students used in their schools. Next to each item, paste a newspaper picture of something you use in school for the same purpose.
3. Find five non-electronic items in your newspaper that would have made school easier for pioneer children.
4. How did pioneer students demonstrate these values: (a) resourcefulness, (b) dedication, (c) cooperation and (d) caring?
5. Write about the strengths of pioneer schools and of modern schools.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students understand that studying the past makes it possible to understand the human story across time. (Social Studies: Time, Continuity and Change)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)