In third we do colonial studies. We do an extensive unit that covers early Colonial America. The kids change classrooms and learn different topics from each teacher. They also have to pick a colonial job and research it, write outlines, write index cards for presenting, and they also create projects for display at Colonial Night. (homemade ink, horn book, store front, job advertisment, games, colonial recipe...etc)
The kids learn a lot about research, outline writing, writing for many purposes, cooperative learning, presentations....(but not too much math although it could be added it!)
Our music teacher had a colonial music program that night too
, and our art teacher has the kids do a weaving project. We are going to talk to P.E. this year about them teaching the kids some colonial games.
The kids and parents LOVE it and we do too!