The fourth graders have had a great time researching the different cultural groups that lived in Ohio during the 1800’s as Ohio was growing from a territory to a state. The students each took an immigrant group (and one Native group) and conducted research about that group, where it settled and the contributions that group made to Ohio. Most of the students are researching a group that is connected to their own heritage in some way. They each completed a quick family research project last week to discover the history behind their last names and their mom’s maiden names. We used this information to make teams to research the different immigrant groups in Ohio.
The students started by using the iPads to research the different cultures and their contributions to Ohio. They worked hard to synergize as they searched for information.
They then took their information, worked together to organize it, and created a poster to show all of the details about their immigrant group. These posters will be on display in the fourth grade hall soon. Stop in and check them out!