Tents, Tigers and the Ringling Brothers
Want to Live the Circus Dream?
This is a non-fiction reading unit focused on the history of the Ringling Brothers Circus.  It is based on a book by Jerry Apps entitled Tents, Tigers and the Ringling Brothers.   Students will be introduced to and practice strategies which can be used when reading non-fiction text.  Later in the unit students will research an aspect of the circus which interests them.  The unit continues with students creating powerpoints which highlight what they have learned about the circus.  While dressed in circus costumes the students present their powerpoints to the class and parents.
Topic:
Wisconsin History:The Circus
Themes:
cooperation
grade 4 circus history
imagination
research
Focus Content Area:
Reading

Secondary Content Area:
Technology
History/Social Science
Grade Level:
3
4
5