Projects in US History

 

Teacher:  Debra Baltau

Ages: 10-13

Mat Fees:   $30

Class Cost:  $230 or $210 if taking 2 or more classes

 

Unit 1: Geographical Regions of the United States

Big Question: How Does Location Affect the Way People Live?

Problem Statement: What can we create to teach others about the Regions of the United States to understand how location affects the way people live?

 

Unit 2: Native Americans of the United States

Big Question: How Does Culture and Location Affect the Way People Live?

Problem Statement: How can we, as Anthropologists, create a 3-D model of a Native American shelter that depticts how culture and location affects the way people live?

 

Entry Event: Native American Resource Scavenger Hunt

Students solved riddles and scavenged for natural resources used by Native Americans

 

Unit 3: European Explorers

Big Question: How do people's actions affect others?

Problem Statement: How can we as actors, accurately portray a European Explorer, and show how his actions affected others?

 

Entry Event: presented as Christopher Columbus

 

Unit 4: Colonial America

Big Question: How Does Location Affect the Way People Live?

Problem Statement: How can we, as game designers, create a trivia board game/ online game that will help students review their knowledge of the 13 colonies?

 

Unit 5: Revolutionary War

Big Question: How Does Conflict Cause Change?

Problem Statement: How can we, as screenwriters, directors, producers, actors, and videographers, create a Revolutionary War Video Project that illustrates how conflict did, and still does cause change?

Entry Event: Causes of the Revolutionary War speaker...

 

Authentic Product: Revolutionary War Living History Project