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.