Students research the economic importance of the major reservoirs in Illinois. In groups, they manage a budget for one of the lakes to promote tourism in the area. They also work together to create advertisements.
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My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.C.
Although this legislative process instructional activity is designed to accompany a specific text, it is valuable independently. Young learners participate in a picture walk (worksheet included) through My Senator and Me:...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Barn Again! Celebrating an American Icon
How do barns serve as a window to a community's past? Here are a series of lessons on the symbolism and historical context of barns throughout American history. Topics include community-building, in-depth primary and secondary source...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using a Ditch Map to Understand Water Use and History
Students study a Boulder County ditch and reservoir map in order to explain and evaluate water resources, diversion projects, and ground water versus surface water. They choose ditches to research, using original maps and ditch histories.
9th - 12th Science