Creating a Historic Site

A historic site marks a place where a relevant historical event occurred, no matter how many people know about it. Small groups choose their own historical sites, including a place where a class member was born, or even a football field where a big game was won. They then carry out research to prove that the event they chose is significant enough to establish it as a historical site. Lastly, learners design signs, craft a monument, gather artifacts, and create maps to present to the rest of the class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Provide examples of historic site maps, artifacts, or statues
  • Organize groups accordingly
Classroom Considerations
  • Review and acquire materials prior to implementing 
Pros
  • Promotes a collaborative working environment
Cons
  • Does not include examples of how the final product should look