Visit the Classroom Victory Garden Project website to learn about food production during WWII, find lesson plans and activities for elementary students, get tips for starting your own garden and try out simple Victory Garden recipes!
Visit our new interactive website to learn about wartime technical and scientific advances that forever changed our world.
Turn your students into history detectives as they ponder over the origins and uses of these intriguing pieces of WWII history.
When should my students write web text?
Once students have finished their research, as a group, they should brainstorm as to what to and what not to include in their web text. Allow at least 1 class period for students to use as they write their web text. Students can also post their text on Wikispaces (http://www.wikispaces.com/, which will allow students to edit text without having to email back and forth different versions).
How can students use the peer editing process?
Once text is written, have students review them according to rubric. Set up a peer editing process that best suits your class. One example is to have all members of the group have a copy of their script and then trade off with another student, who is not in the same group. That way, the group is guaranteed to have at least 3-4 pairs of eyes proofing it. You could go through several rounds like this. Students would then meet back as a group and talk about the edits that were made. Once group peer edits are complete, groups should make corrections and then turn in corrected papers for the teacher review. Review drafts according to the rubric.
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