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Y6 Literacy ideas for a North/South America topic

Discussion in 'Primary' started by loopy28, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. loopy28

    loopy28 New commenter

    Hi all,

    We are currently in the process of revamping our Y6 curriculum and are aiming for an integrated, creative curriculum approach where our literacy lessons tie in with what we are learning in topic. One of our existing topics is "The Americas" but I am struggling for ideas (particularly fiction) about what we could read/write to tie in with this.

    Does anyone have any experience of doing this or any ideas?

    All suggestions welcome! Thanks x
  2. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Lead commenter

  3. voiceoftruthandwisdom526

    voiceoftruthandwisdom526 New commenter

    If you fancied a book that is set in South America, The Explorer or Journey to the River Sea are both set in the Amazon rainforest?
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  4. kerrytd

    kerrytd New commenter

    What is the History linked to your topic? I have done a 'Migration' topic where we looked at the trans Atlantic slave trade which would be relevant to a topic on the Americas. You could use the book Elijah of Buxton: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/638689.Elijah_of_Buxton

    Have also found Day of Tears which I;m going to use this year. It is written as a play script so a slightly different format to usual https://www.amazon.com/Day-Tears-Julius-Lester/dp/1423104099
    If you are after an autobiography, try The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano

    Of course, this may not be the angle you are after for your topic!
  5. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    The American Museum in Britain might be a good place to start. They cater for school groups really well.

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