Students in first and second grade suggested we do a fundraiser to support Japan after the earthquake. Students brought this idea to our Character Council, who set up the fundraiser. This activity was used to find facts about Japan and the earthquake to share on the morning broadcast. The ideas in this activity can be modified with different websites for other types of fundraisers.
Computers with Internet Access
Help students form teams to research (two students each).
Give each team several index cards to record facts and sources.
Give students time to find and record facts and sources.
As a whole group, vote on the facts that will be used during the broadcast.
Extensions and Adaptations
Adaptations: The teacher can provide additional assistance to students who might need it during research time. The teacher will pair students so they are in supportive partnerships. Students with different reading levels will be able to choose a resource that is appropriate for them.
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