I have been looking for a way to help my students learn about historical figures, different continents,etc. I've decided to create education posters! Our continent right now is Europe. Today with the children's help, we created a Europe poster. We printed maps, we printed out a picture of European flags, we found animals specific to Europe, we added facts about Europe and attached flashcards of European landmarks. The European landmarks cards are attached with poster tack so that they can be removed from the poster board and the backs of the cards can be read.
The kids enjoyed gathering information, coming up with ideas, they enjoyed the facts I read about Europe. It was their first research project! I learned that this was the best way for me to help them understand what I had been trying to teach them all along.
I plan to create more posters with them as the year goes on. The next poster is going to be on a historical figure. I was thinking, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Marie curie even! The list can go on forever! How do you teach these topics in your classroom?