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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Students complete vocabulary work based on the works of Mark Twain. For this vocabulary lesson, students label the parts of a steamboat and examine the use of river and steamboat jargon. They research the word meanings using Internet resources.
6th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 42 Downloads
Pupils use the internet to research the advancements in transportation on rivers throughout 1800 and 1900. In groups, they use a picture to build their own model of a steamboat using everyday materials. To end the lesson, they use Crayola colors to decorate their boat.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Students examine photographs and complete research on river transportation. They describe the beginnings and innovations of the steamboats. Students research the development of trade from the 1700s through the 1800s. They write a one to two-page essay on river transportation.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Twain: Steamboat's a-Comin'
Students discover how rivers inspire creative expression. In this Mark Twain lesson, students list songs about rivers and discuss common characteristics. They locate the Mississippi River on a map and write a script in which a steamboat visits the town.
10th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 4 Downloads
Steamboats on the Rio Grande
Middle schoolers build a model steamboat. They research the role of steamboats in trade, communications, and economic development in the Lower Rio Grande region. They research the technology of steam and how it was applied to navigation. They write a play about life aboard steamboats and perform for the school.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Post-Civil War American History
Fifth graders examine significant events in Post-Civil War America. In this Post-Civil War lesson, 5th graders investigate the important events after the war in 19th century America. They read primary source documents about six topics which include steamboats, Erie Canal, railroad, and the Free Market system.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Ann Arbor Growth & Immigration
Third graders describe some of the factors that brought early settlers to Ann Arbor. They read Narrative-A Trip from Utica, New York, to Ingham County, Michigan in 1838. As an added challenge, 3rd graders can use maps to track Silas Beebe's journey from Utica to Ingham County.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Inventor's Challenge Review
For this science worksheet, students match each invention or device to its inventor listed on the right. There are 32 inventors listed and some may be used twice. Then they order the items in each group from oldest to newest and state the dates for each.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
Transportation in Indiana
Fourth graders investigate Indiana transportation. In this transportation lesson students discover early forms of transportation such as railroads, rivers, boats, and roads. Students compare and contrast the different forms of transportation and locate them on maps.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Early 19c Industrialization in America: The Market Revolution
Posing a question about the effects of American Industrialization, this presentation provides viewers with a comprehensive look at the 19th century. From the "Lowell Girls" to the Iron Horse, these slides would be an excellent supplement to your unit on the Industrial Revolution in America.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 11 Views 22 Downloads
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Activity Worksheets
Designed to accompany a reading of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, this packet includes before, during, and after reading activities. Individuals respond to questions about events in the story, match characters with quotes, and draft questions for characters.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Steamship Portland: Where's the Energy?
Students examine how steamships operate. They describe the necessary energy conversions. They construct a model paddlewheel ship. They use rubber bands as examples of potential and kinetic energy as they unwind and set the models in motion.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 29 Downloads