Following an excellent presentation in the library about the Battle of the Alamo, the 4th graders pondered what it means to be “courageous.” They came up with criteria, and discussed different scenarios. This tied in well with our book discussion of Tuck Everlasting.
After relating the book to what it means to be courageous, the students were given hexagons with different symbols, themes, and characters from the book. They worked in partners to piece the hexagons together, making numerous connections about the details of the book. Their discussions were complex, and so was their thinking!