Elevate Learning with an Interactive Workbook on Animals in War and "Heroes"

Hello fellow teachers! :)

I'm excited to share a powerful teaching resource that's been one of my favorite recent projects! I believe it could bring a fresh spark to your teaching approach too. It's an interactive workbook, created using Pages, that dives into the intriguing realm of animals used in war, designed to accompany the inspiring book "Heroes: Incredible True Stories of Courageous Animals," while diving into concepts of Social Studies and English Language Arts (through an incorporated opinion writing activity).

We hope this workbook will transform students' learning experience by putting their creativity and individuality at the forefront. Here's how this interactive gem can light up your classroom:

1. A Canvas for Creativity: The workbook empowers students to unleash their creativity and share their opinions through drawings, photos, and videos focused on animals in war. This artistic avenue not only fosters a deeper connection to the content but also enables students to visually explore the remarkable stories of animals' bravery.

2. Integrated Opinion Writing: This workbook walks students through the steps of formulating an opinion (on whether or not animals should be used in war). Then, students take it to the next level by backing up their ideas and sharing their final opinion writing in a video or audio recording!

3. Seamless Integration: What makes this workbook truly remarkable is how it seamlessly weaves together technology, social studies, and English language arts. It presents students with a holistic, engaging experience that bridges disciplines and nurtures critical thinking skills.

Let's continue to pioneer innovative ways to ignite our students' passion for learning and help them forge meaningful connections between technology and core subjects.

Wishing you an inspiring teaching journey!

Created by Janet Koll, Bethany Nugent, Jennifer Ruetten, Lisa Stundahl, and Michelle Todd for the School District of La Crosse, WI and shared with permission of the Technology Department and Michael St. Pierre.

Designed to accompany the book "Heroes: Incredible True Stories of Courageous Animals" by David Long.


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Posted on September 18, 2023

Hi - this is a fantastic resource - thanks for sharing!

Posted on September 19, 2023

Such a good idea to add an interactive Pages book to accompany text or readings. It provides a way for learners to become more involved in the text, use multiple skills, and apply deeper thinking processes. Nice job!

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