In this week’s inquiry, students think of a person in their family, community, or larger world who is making a difference right now. They identify a heroic trait or talent, then use words, pictures, and a heavy dose of exaggeration to cast this person as a tall-tale character. Throughout the week, they'll use their learning to create a “Tall-Tale Trading Card” that describes their hero in larger-than-life terms.
Illinois State Social Studies Standards
SS.IS.4.K-2. Evaluate a source by distinguishing between fact and opinion.
SS.H.2.2. Compare individuals and groups who have shaped a significant historical change
SS.IS.4.3-5. Gather relevant information and distinguish among facts and opinions to determine the credibility of multiple sources.
SS.H.2.3. Describe how significant people, events, and developments have shaped their own community and region.
SS.H.2.6-8. Analyze multiple factors that influenced the perspectives of people during different historical eras.
SS.H.2.6-8.. Analyze how people’s perspectives influenced what information is available in the historical sources they created.