October 19th – Historic Classroom Twitter Chat as part of #CE15

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October 19th – Your Classroom is Invited to Join in an Historic Classroom Twitter Chat Over Colonial America and The American Revolution!

We’re celebrating Connected Educator Month with an opportunity for 3rd-6th Grade classrooms to join in the country’s largest classroom-to-classroom dialogue over the foundations of our great nation. Join us Monday October 19th from 9a-3pm EST for a Slow Twitter Chat hosted by Kansas Educators Chad Keethler (@Mrk5thGrade). Alicia Moss (@Moss5thGrade), and Dyane Smokorowski (@Mrs_Smoke).

At the top of each hour, a new topic question will be posted inviting classrooms to respond with answers via photographs, drawings, text, or videos. Not in school during those hours? No problem at all. Simply answer the questions when it works best in your scheduled day. Be sure to tag @BrainPOP and use the hashtags #CE15 and #ColonialDay.

Questions will include
• What does it mean to be a part of a free nation?
• What occupation would you have wanted during the Colonial Era?
• What is the balance between rights and responsibilities?
• How does personal freedom among individuals and groups significantly affect us today?
• Which side of the independence issue would you have been on if you had lived in the American colonies? Why?
• How is the Constitution a living document?

Be sure to check out BrainPOP’s exemplary Social Studies resources, which can help students research and formulate their answers.

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