We just had our first UC of the year. Thank you to Carolyn for all her hard work!
Originally, there was to be a living timeline. Students were encouraged to dress up from PreK to High School. No one was to disclose who he/she was. Then, through a parade, all had to guess who the person was based on clues provided by the one dressed up.
Next, onto various stations.
Spies had a retired CIA agent for D/R. UG/LG participated in a fun activity involving the founder of the Boy Scouts and his espionage activities.
Rations: R/D tried to determine how their "families" (groups they were divided into) would manage on their monthly ration of stamps/produced goods.
Morse Code: R/D/ listened to a retired MC Navy Specialist. Fascinating! Teams were chosen based on the message students had to decode w/Morse Code. Then they moved outdoors to participate in the Battle of Verdun, complete with marshmallow guns and grenades. Unfortunately, Germany won.
UG/LG were learning about aviation at the Airplane center where students brought in an airplane they constructed. The teacher served Red Baron pizza.
Next, an assembly line (US/LG) made and served chocolate pudding for all other levels. Followed by that, budding Jazz musicians played a piece for us.
Hope these ideas inspire some of you as you plan to celebrate Unit One!
Teresa in NC