GRADE 1, UNIT 2
What Makes a Good Leader?
Every community needs leaders. But how do we choose them, and what makes someone a good leader? In this unit, students will explore leaders in their community and identify leadership traits. Students will then learn about President George Washington and identify the qualities that made people believe he would be a good first leader for the United States. Finally, students will learn about the life of Ona Judge and examine one way in which leaders stand up for important things.
“As a second and third grade teacher for the entirety of my career I had long taught students history through inquiry. Seeing students explore history in this way has been SUCH a joy! Lightbulb moments galore! A teacher’s dream!...unlike lessons I had taught in the past, I didn’t have to find the primary sources. I didn’t have to research them. I didn’t have to write the lesson plan from scratch. I didn’t have to do anything but read the lesson plan… and teach the lesson!”
“I just used the first lesson in the Mapping Unit. It was so great to get students talking about what they noticed and also expand their thinking on how maps have a special purpose to the user.”
"I love that students got to look at REAL court cases! And it was so easy to use!"
"I liked the simplicity of the handouts. Not too much there to be overwhelming--just enough. Simple, clear directions. The photographs of the clues were great for the students to have."
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