Images can be a useful component in any subject. This lesson will guide students through an analysis of an image. Students will use critical thinksing skills to interpret an image. Students will then generate a hypothesis about the source and construct questions for further investigation.
Students will discuss the definition of a biography and determine what elements it contains. They will research a famous person and create a web graphic organizer with key achievements and personal information from their life. Peer feedback will be given on the web creation and then an oral presentation will be given.
Students will learn about the different types of bridges and how they work. The lesson also includes a maker component where the students build a bridge.
Primary sources provide firsthand evidence and perspectives of historical events by the person writing them. Students will read various types of correspondence (letters, diaries, and postcards) and analyze their content. Students will then take on the role of a citizen and write a letter as if they were part of a major event of the Civil War.
Students learn about the history of tangrams. They will learn about each piece in the tangram puzzle and analyze the shapes to complete geometric puzzles and mathematics problems.