It is time once again for the annual voting on the Barrow Peace Prize. This award was established 3 years ago by our 2nd grade. Each year students select up to 6 nominees from history.
We hold a Google Hangout with the entire 2nd grade to decide what criteria someone must exemplify in order to win the prize. This year, we read the book Peace is an Offering by Annettee LeBox before brainstorming our list on a Google doc.
Each student in 2nd grade selects one of the nominees to research.
Students research these people using PebbleGo, Britannica School, Destiny Quest web resources, and books.
Using Google Classroom and a Google doc graphic organizer, students gather facts about their person and use those facts to write a persuasive essay during writer’s workshop.
In art, students create a watercolor image to represent their person.
Back in the library, students use Flipgrid to record persuasive essays and showcase their art.
Now those videos are ready for you to view. We need you to view, vote, and share!
- Visit this Smore
- View videos for each of the nominees. This can be done as a class, individually, and can be shared with anyone you know.
- Feel free to click the heart on any video to “like” it because the kids love that!
- To vote on the Peace Prize, use the Google form here or on the Smore to select one of the 6 people who you were convinced deserves the prize
Voting will end on February 24th where we will announce the 2017 Barrow Peace Prize in a Skype with Flipgrid. Two 2nd grade students designed a 3D peace prize that was printed on our 3D printer and every student who researched the winner will receive one of the medals along with each 2nd grade classroom.
Thank you for participating in our project, and we can’t wait to see who you pick!