Influence of War
Post-Visit Activity 1:
Review Copper Use in Wars
- Grade Level:
- Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
- Social Studies
- Lesson Duration:
- 30 Minutes
- Common Core Standards:
- Thinking Skills:
- Remembering: Recalling or recognizing information ideas, and principles. Understanding: Understand the main idea of material heard, viewed, or read. Interpret or summarize the ideas in own words. Applying: Apply an abstract idea in a concrete situation to solve a problem or relate it to a prior experience.
Students will be able to connect copper to larger conflicts based on observations and previous knowledge using at least 3 different examples.
- Timeline from pre-activity #1
Ask students what metal alloys used copper.
1. Ask students what metal alloys used copper. Why is this important information? What war materials used copper or the metal alloys? Write down the student responses.
2. Students should take out any notes taken during their trip to the Calumet Visitor Center. Refer back to the timeline at the visitor center and ask what wars they noticed were listed on the timeline. What information was provided about copper use in the wars?
3. Compare their notes to the timeline they created in the pre-activity. If they marked their predictions about what conflicts needed copper, compare the marks to what they observed during their visit. Mark what wars used copper using a different colored dot.
Metal alloy- a metal made of 2 or more metals melted and mixed together
Copper Mining Timeline:
Related Lessons or Education Materials
This post-activity is one of three that can be completed for fourth grade about the influence of war in the Keweenaw before a field trip visit to the Calumet Visitor Center. There is also an assortment of related pre-visit activities that can be completed as well.