Why Lesson Planet?
Sixth graders discuss differences in the way in which information was disseminated in George Washington's time and how it is acquired in contemporary times. They examine Census of Agriculture data and a modern day version of a letter that Arthur Young could have written to George Washington. They write a letter in response that includes information about land value, crops, yields, and livestock prices. Also, the use the information to make a PowerPoint presentation, poster, or brochure.