It has been so much fun to learn about New York City during this unit. We seem to have focused more on the city this time than I remember doing the last time we studied this book. It has really made me curious about the city. Made me want to do a little exploring of it myself.
We spent some time in this co-op learning about Coney Island. We watched an online video clip which showed some of the rides. They learned about how the shape of the island has changed over the years. In fact it isn't really even an island any more as it is connected to land. And of course the 5 cent hot dog.
They were given parts to play in the trial of B.B. Wolf v. Curly Pig. (The story of the Big Bad Wolf - familiar but with a different twist and perspective.)
The students spent some time looking over their roles and then it was time for the trial.
Also from a witness.
The lawyers examined and questioned.
The script was fully written until you got to the end. After hearing all of the testimony, it was time for the jury to make a decision.
The jury was able to weigh the evidence on their own and come up with a verdict. Want to know who they found guilty? The pig! Based on the evidence they stated their reasons and thus the trial ended.
Hope you are having fun as you explore your world and learn new things!