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Changes in Bridge Types Throughout History
Students study the changes in bridge types that have occurred in the bridges of Portland, Oregon using music and visual arts. Using an abstract style, they draw and label bridges including the date, location, and type of bridge. Next, they write and perform chants and song about the bridges.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 20 Downloads
Trails to the West
Eighth graders research American history of the 1850's. In this American history lesson, 8th graders write about how different American groups looked at the idea of Manifest Destiny. Students then draw the Oregon and Santa Fe Trail.
8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 16 Downloads
Lake Billy Chinook
Learners investigate the impact of damming of the Deschutes River to create Lake Billy Chinook in Jefferson County, Oregon. In this physical environments and mapping lesson, students examine aerial photos and maps of locations before and after dam construction.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
New Review The Geography Toolkit
If you're preparing to teach geography to your young learners, you'll definitely want to keep this resource handy. The toolkit contains 165 pages of a wide range of handouts and informational text to support incorporate geographic inquiry into your lessons, covering such topics as map projections and interpretations, geographic information systems, place narratives, and map analysis.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Was Bias A Factor? Make an Argument
The ability to analyze an argument is a skill emphasized by the Common Core standards. Offer your class an opportunity to develop and hone their skills by providing them the testimonies in an Oregon court case. After reading the facts of the situation, high schoolers examine the statements of the accused and the arresting officer.
11th - 12th Language Arts 49 Views 84 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Life on the Trails
Fourth graders explore U.S. Geography by completing a worksheet. For this west coast geography lesson, 4th graders discuss the Santa Fe and Oregon-California trails and the people who traveled them in the 1800's. Students define vocabulary terms based upon the geography and complete worksheets about costs and benefits.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
Portland Architectural Tour - Activity 1
Students research architectural designs of the Portland, Oregon metro area in this excellent activity provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. While this unit is written with Portland, Oregon in mind, teachers can adapt for any geographic region.
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Resources and Economic Development
Identify natural resources in the world and how they translate into economic development. In this global economy lesson, your class will utilize the Internet to view an Oregon Time Web which they research to examine the history of resources in the state.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 46 Downloads
After looking at the back of a quarter featuring Oregon terrain, learners distinguish between fiction and non-fiction and identify the beginning, middle and end of a story. First, they listen to legends that describe the creation of Crater Lake.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Photography in the Industrial Work Place - Activity 1
Students capture the industrial workplace environment through photography in this three day introductory lesson provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. This lesson requires a field trip and photography equipment.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 11 Downloads
The Pioneer T-Shirt
Gets artsy during your westward movement unit, studying values and symbols of the pioneers through a t-shirt design group activity. After prior research on Manifest Destiny and the settler experience, groups create t-shirts the pioneers may have bought in the 1840's.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
What Do You Know About Oregon?
In this online interactive Oregon instructional activity, students respond to 10 multiple choice questions that require them to exhibit what they know about the state. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Learners research the Internet to find resources to design a class map of the Oregon Trail. They investigate maps, documents, and images in order to assimilate information about the geography of the Oregon Trail and historic sites along its path.
3rd - 6th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 0 Downloads