|the kids and I sat down and brainstorm all the people and people that we have read about over the summer and wrote them down|
|Next we looked up the year that the event occurred or the year of importance of the person and put them in order|
|The finished poster and it is now hanging up in our school room for us to refer to as needed as we begin our unit on the actual Civil War.|
Next I had forgotten I bought some cotton plants and brought them out for the kids to explore and try to remove the cotton seeds from the fibers.
|the kids were surprised to see how many seeds could be found in a single puff of cotton. They were also surprised how hard it was to remove the fibers and this gave them a better understanding of the importance of the Eli Whitney cotton gin|
|We counted 32 seeds in a single cotton plant!|
If you want to see some other History posters we have done in the past take a look here!