BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
|Saranac Lake Cure Cottages
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|Grade: 4th - 6th Grade
Class: Social Studies
|NYS Content Area Standard:
History of the United States and New York
|NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
English Language Arts:
Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding
|Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Social Studies Standard 3
Performance Indicators: Use a number of research skills to locate and gather geographical information about issues and problems. Interpret geographic information by synthesizing data and developing conclusions and generalizations about geographic issues and problems.
ELA Standard 1
Performance Indicator: Stating a main idea and supporting with facts, details, and examples. Present reports of approximately five minutes for teachers and peers. Summarize main points. Use notes, outlines, and visual aids appropriate to the presentation.
|Keywords: tuberculosis, Saranac Lake|
|Investigative Question or Issue: Why did people with tuberculosis come to the Adirondack village of Sararanc Lake to heal? What happened when they did?|
Between 1873 and 1945 many people stricken with tuberculosis traveled to the Adirondack village of Saranac Lake for treatment. This challenge encourages students to explore this historical phenomenon and understand the impact it had on the population and economy of the region.
To prepare the class for this challenge, the teacher will want to do several things:
In teams organized with the help of your teacher, develop a presentation in which you directly address the Investigative question above.
As you plan your presentation please consider the following:
Please create a poster that could have been used as an advertisement to encourage patients with tuberculosis to come to the Cure Cottages in Saranac Lake. Use this poster to support your presentation.
As you design your poster be sure to consider the following:
All members of your team should participate in some way in the presentation and be prepared to answer questions about any aspect of this project.
Produced at the 2008 Adirondack Geography Institute; reviewed & edited by the ACP.
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|Standard/Criteria:||Points Possible:||Points Awarded:|
The presentation answers the Investigative Question directly. Each Focus Question is addressed in reasonable detail.
The presentation includes an introduction, middle, and ending
The information included in the presentation and poster is accurate
The poster describes/illustrates important information relating to the topic
The poster is visually appealing.
The text of the poster is correct in spelling, grammar, and word usage.
The poster is of a size and quality suitable for public display. It meets the Quality Criteria described and posted in class.
All aspects of this challenge are completed on time
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