How can buildings and artifacts help me to see the history of a place?
Point of Inquiry transports students to Gold Rush Fort Point to imagine another time and place. Through both individual and small group work, students use primary sources such as historic photographs, artifacts, and maps to place the fort in its historic context. At Fort Point, students investigate and pose information questions and questions for deeper meaning as they construct their own interpretation of the significance of Fort Point when San Francisco emerged as the commercial hub of the West Coast.
Point of Inquiry uses the Understanding by Design framework, incorporates Common Core Standards and Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies.
Point of Inquiry is framed by the Essential Question – "How can buildings and artifacts help me to see the history of a place?"
Point of Inquiry is structured in four parts:
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Last updated: June 10, 2020