Lesson Plan

Working the Portage

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Grade Level:
Third Grade-Sixth Grade
Subject:
Agriculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Biology: Plants, Climate, Commerce and Industry, Design, Economics, Engineering, Entrepreneurs, Environment, Geography, History, Immigration, Inventions / Inventors, Physical Science, Safety, Science and Technology, Science History, Textiles, Transportation, Wilderness
Duration:
Each station lasts 15-20 minutes.
Group Size:
Up to 24
Setting:
outdoors
National/State Standards:
National Standard 2
National Standard 4
Pennsylvania Standard 1.6.5
Pennsylvania Standard 7.3
Pennsylvania Standard 7.3.6
Pennsylvania Standard 9.1

Overview

The students will vist a ranger or volunter in period costume of an artisan. Students will watch and even have the opportunity to assist the artisan.

Objective(s)

The artisan or artisans will do a demonstration of their particular trade (blacksmith, stone cutter, log hewer, rope maker, spinner/weaver, or soldier.) Some students will be called upon to assist the artisan in his or her trade.

Background

Our "Working in America" curriculum is broken down into smaller lesson plans. This is targeted at grades 3-6. Not all lesson plans/activities in the curriculum may be offered nor are they all necessary successfully complete the curriculum.

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