Showcasing Explorers

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Seventh-grade students in Joyce Kenny’s social studies class were put into groups and assigned an explorer. After completing research from three different sources, students created Google slideshows that showcased the significance of the explorer and why they deserved their own holiday. Groups had to then create a holiday for their explorer, including activities that may be done on that day and what day it would be celebrated. Each group presented their finished work and the class voted on the most persuasive “holiday” to add to the calendar.