ERIC Number: EJ420680
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Walking in Their Footsteps: Writing Letters to Learn about the American Revolution.
LoBaugh, Glenda; Tompkins, Gail E.
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v2 n2 p9-11 Nov-Dec 1989
Outlines letter writing exercises for fifth grade social studies units on the U.S. Revolutionary War period. Students write letters as fictional and nonfictional historical characters from trade books described in article. Objectives include understanding viewpoints and historical events, writing to persuade, and share or seek information. Includes examples of students' letters. (CH)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Citizenship Education, Content Area Writing, Creative Thinking, Educational Objectives, Grade 5, History Instruction, Learning Activities, Letters (Correspondence), Perspective Taking, Reading Assignments, Revolutionary War (United States), Role Playing, Social Studies, Student Participation, United States History, Writing Assignments, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A