BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM


ADIRONDACK CHALLENGES

Adirondack Adventures
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Grade: 4th Grade
Class: Social Studies
Author: Nicole Feinour
NYS Content Area Standard:
Social Studies:
Geography
NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Human HistoryNatural History
Performance Indicators:

Geography History - Gather and organize information about important accomplishments of individuals and groups, including Native American Indians, living in their neighborhoods and communities.

View historic events through the eyes of those who were there, as shown in their art, writings, music, and artifacts.

Identify and compare the physical, human, and cultural characteristics of different regions and people. 

Keywords: historical figures, historical events, Adirondack history
The Challenge:
Investigative Question or Issue: How can we represent the beautiful features, places, historical figures, and events of the Adirondacks?
Context:

This is a culminating project after a unit on the Adirondacks.  The directions and details of the project will be given to the students before the unit begins so they can be thinking about what they want to do for their scrapbook.

The Challenge:

After completing a unit on the Adirondacks each student will create a  4 page scrapbook of some aspect of the Adirondacks.  This may be a natural feature, a historical figure, or a historical event.

Directions:  The teacher should complete a scrapbook of their own to show the students as an example.   Each student will get 2 pieces of 8 1/2 X 11 tagboard.  This will be the front and back cover of  their scrapbook.  They will put a title of their scrapbook on the front cover and decorate it appropriately if they choose.  They will get 4 additional pieces of paper the same size to do their scrapbook pages.  The first page will be and introduction to their topic.  The second and third pages will be the details and the fourth page will be the conclusion or summary.  Each page will consist of pictures and captions explaining their pictures.  After students have completed their scrapbook the teacher will put it together with brads or some other type of fastening style.

Quality Standards:
  • The scrapbook is completed on time.
  • The scrapbook pertains to a place, feature, historical figure, or event of the Adirondacks.
  • Information is accurate.
  • All pages of the scrapbook are completed and have the required items on them in the correct order.
  • The scrapbook is neatly done and pleasing to look at.
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Standard/Criteria: Points Possible: Points Awarded:

The scrapbook is completed on time.

The scrapbook pertains to a place, feature, historical figure, or event of the Adirondacks.

Information is accurate

All pages of the scrapbook are completed and have the required items on them in the correct order.

The scrapbook is neatly done and is pleasing to look at.

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