Hull of a Ship
Fifth graders engage in this introductory unit lesson. A bulletin board for the unit be started, Colonial Notebooks be presented to each student, and a pre-test on colonization be administered.
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A Colony is Born : Lesson 3 - Marking Time
Fifth graders refer to text and timeline to fill in a graphic organizer and timeline from 1492-1607. They participate in a class discussion that allows for speedy accumulation of events and fill in their own timelines. They work in small...
5th English Language Arts
Great Ships Concentration Card Game
Students become familiar with Great Lakes ships and shipping while practicing memory skills and reading. They discuss the difference between a boat and a ship. Students work in groups of two. Each team gets to turn over two cards on...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Mary Ann Patten: Clipper Ship Heroine
Students explore the history of clipper ships and about the historical time frame surrounding the origin of clipper ships. They read historical accounts of voyages and write letters describing the conditions of Mary Patten's voyage.
5th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History