Hopkinson Elementary fourth and fifth grade students participated in Walk Through California and Walk Through the American Revolution on January 6-8. These presentations are designed to allow fourth and fifth grade students to actively participate in a lively retelling of United State’s history. Through the use of games, music, and storytelling, history comes alive!
Walk Through California focuses on major events that shaped our great state of California. Drama, dance, games, and music support students’ listening skills, vocabulary development, history and geography standards. A large topographical map of California is built for students to experience California’s geography hands-on.
Walk Through the American Revolution allows students to explore the famous events, historical figures, and relevant vocabulary of this pivotal point in America’s history. Through dramatic activities, students “become” famous men and women of the American Revolution. Flags, maps, re-enactments, music, and games help students explore and understand the importance of American liberty and patriotism.
The Huskies learned using every modality. This presentation allowed for a home-school connection by encouraging students to make costumes with their families, study the content at home, and inviting families to come watch the presentations.