Working the Portage
- Grade Level:
- Third Grade-Sixth Grade
- 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
- Each station lasts 15-20 minutes.
- Group Size:
- Up to 24
- 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
OverviewThe 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.
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.
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.
The students will be handed a worksheet with various pictures of tools and equipment. They will be required to match the tools with the artisan. The artisans represented will be: blacksmith, stone cutter, log hewer, rope maker, spinner/weaver, and/or soldier, the students will be asked to put the correct tools with the correct worker.