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Learners examine the use of steamboats in North Carolina. In groups, they design and contruct their own small models of steamboats using simple materials. They test their models in water and share how they were built and why. They complete a review as a class to end the lesson.
Students discover the use of steamboats in North Carolina. After reading background information, they take notes on their reading and participate in a class discussion. They complete a KWL chart and share what they have gathered in small groups. They use a map to trace possible routes of the steamships.
Students are introduced to the useage of steamboats in North Carolina. In groups, they research the routes of steamers and discover how they were used. They draw an illustrated map and a timeline of the routes. As a class, they discuss what life was like during this timeperiod.
Students discover how rivers inspire creative expression. In this Mark Twain activity, 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. Students read Life on the Mississippi and discuss discuss the writing style of Mark Twain.
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.
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. Students list why several routes of transportation were made.