If you are interested in seeing this developing unit, move over to the Happy Birthday, Missouri! pages on our ever-growing website. There, you will find an explanation and some links to the January and February birthday celebrations.
The first celebration was last Friday, to recognize the contribution of Marie Watkins Oliver, who designed the Missouri state flag. Students were able to use the provided websites to conduct basic research, work some math problems, practice with building words, discover interesting history, and create their own school flags, using symbolism in their designs. Some students commented that they enjoyed learning in this manner.
Each of the Missourians, naturally, has a different talent or achievement that made him/her important to our state. Therefore, each birthday celebration should have a different focus, with various activities planned by the teacher. The next celebration, this Thursday, will be in honor of a man named Thomas Dooley.