Neil Armstrong is My Uncle… Freebie Literature Unit and Project Idea

We just finished reading the book, “Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me”, by Nan Marino.  The kids loved it!  We read it during our Space unit.  It is historical fiction and one of the most unique features of this novel is that the main character is a bully.  It gives kids a lot to think about and discuss.  I have created a FREE unit for the book, click here to get a copy.

We completed a lot of different projects and activities for the book, but this one was one of my favorites.  Students had to research TV dinners using four different sources.  They had to create posters with the information they found.   Students also had to evaluate each source for its credibility and reliability.

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Full Classroom Display

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Students worked in pairs to complete the challenge.  They worked hard to make their  presentations interactive and engaging.

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Here are the different sources we found and evaluated.  Which one is the best source, in your opinion?   Students had to answer this question with evidence to back their opinion.

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This activity provoked a lot of debate and discussion!

 

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