Students examine the history of the formation of Illinois. Traveling virtually between time periods, they describe each period and compare them with how Illinois is now. They work together to complete an activity and worksheet.
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Exploring the Illinois and Michigan Canal
Seventh graders locate the Illinois & Michigan Canal and related landmarks on various maps. They explain the challenges associated with building a canal. They access websites imbedded in this plan and watch a video to aid their...
7th Visual & Performing Arts
Exploring the History of the I&M Canal
Pupils examine the building of the I & M canal in Chicago. Using the internet, they research the lives of the individuals who worked on the construction and develop a timeline of events. They explore the impact of the canal on...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History
The Underground Railroad in the I and M Canal Area
Students discuss provocative statements about the Underground Railroad and form opinions. They locate and read a selection on the Internet that either supports of discredits their written opinions. They then read a speech by John Hossack.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
How Can Oral Histories Be Incorporated Into PACHS Curriculum To Increase Student Literacy and Community Involvement?
Students classify "oral histories" in a video for the community. Students aim is to promote literacy and community understanding through the use of oral history. Students investigate several stories on oral histories.
5th - Higher Ed Science
Building Texas: the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lesson Plan
Seventh graders study the engineering projects that the US Army Corps of Engineers initiated during the development of Texas. They examine primary source documents that are in digital and print form, and identify US Army Corp of Engineer...