Friday, February 18, 2011

Why does my child have a bracket?


Your child will be coming home with a bracket. This is the same style bracket used in March Madness (we are starting early because Feb. is a short month). We watched a vid that explains how to make a March Madness bracket and then I inserted what that means for us content wise. :)

Your kids are creating their brackets to ultimately find out which world leader around WWI was the "greatest." I have included some things for them to think about when determine what "greatest" means to them and how to be historically accurate.

If you would like to play and have your own bracket, then let me know and I will send one home. :) Good luck.

They are only completing rounds 1 and 2. We started in class today.

1. You won't put two powerhouses against each other in round thinking about the Elite 8 for that. ;) Divide it up. ;) There is a strategy for your person getting to the final rounds. This isn't pre-set like the real March Madness tourney. :)

Ways to think about "Greatest"
2. Political Movements/reform
3. Military
4. Population
5. Economic status of their country
6. Access to technology/advancements
7. Alliances
8. Land mass/imperialism/colonies/sphere of influence
9. Geographic location/strategic advantage
10. Trade Routes/Access to water
11. Natural Resources

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