Connect to content by activating prior knowledge and engaging students in each lesson. The Big Question help students establish personal meaning and connect to the content in the chapter.
Central to the myWorld SS program is myStory Book process. With the goal of creating enduring understandings, those that live long after class is finished, we wove the myStory Book process throughout the chapter. Students respond by drawing and writing, personalizing the learning throughout each lesson. This process begins with the myStory Spark at the beginning of the chapter in which students record their initial ideas about the Big Question.
Students watch a video in which children of their own age explore the Big Question and they key ideas in each chapter, go on a field trip in their local community, or watch an a character from the chapter come to life in a graphic novel style animation.