BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM


ADIRONDACK CHALLENGES

Comparing the Raquette & Hudson Rivers
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Grade: 3rd - 4th grade
Class: Science
Author: Barbara Hollenbeck
NYS Content Area Standard:
Math, Science & Technology:
Standard 4: Science
NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
Social Studies:
Geography
Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Human HistoryEconomy
Keywords: rivers, Hudson, Raquette
The Challenge:
Investigative Question or Issue: How are the Hudson and Raquette Rivers alike and different?
Context:

Challenge originally created by Barbara Hollenbeck and Monica Parent.

Students will need access to maps, and illustrated books or magazines that show geographic information and scenes along the route of the Hudson and Raquette River. This challenge could also be done with a different Adirondack river than the Raquette.

The Challenge:

With you partner, use the resources provided to create an illustrated travel log in which you describe the similarities and differences of traveling down the Hudson and Raquette rivers. As you  construct your travel log,  please be sure to  do the following:

- Create a cover page for your travel log that includes the title of your travel log, the names of the authors, and and illustration that somehow shows what a traveler might see as they go down  these two rivers

- Include a map in your travel log that traces the course the Hudson and Raquette Rivers. On this map, be sure to - label the mouth and source of each river, indicate the direction each river flows, indicate any special features of each river like waterfalls, oxbows, and meanders, show where the Blue Line of the Adirondack Park is so readers will know where the river enters/exits the park.

- Describe the location of at least three town/cities within the Blue Line that are found along the course of each river

- Describe the location of at least two towns/cities outside the Blue Line that are found along the course of each river. 

- Describe how each river has been used by the people along its course to make a living and/or for other purposes.

Feel free to include pictures or drawings in your travel log to help the reader understand the major similarities and differences between these two rivers that you want to point out.

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Quality Standards:
  • Travel log has a cover page that includes the title of the travel log, the names of the authors, and an illustration that somehow shows what a traveler might see as they go down these two rivers
  • Travel log includes a map that traces the course of the Hudson and Raquette Rivers. This map shows the mouth and source of each river, indicates the direction each river flows, indicates any special features of each river like waterfalls, oxbows, and meanders,  and shows where the Blue Line of the Adirondack Park is so readers will know where the river enters/exits the park
  • The travel log includes a description of the location of at least three town/cities within the Blue Line that are found along the course of each river
  • The travel log includes a description of the location of at least two towns/cities outside the Blue Line that are found along the course of each river
  • The travel log includes a description of how each river has been used by the people along its course to make a living and/or for other purposes
  • Travel log includes pictures or drawings that help the reader understand the major similarities and differences between these two rivers
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Standard/Criteria: Points Possible: Points Awarded:

Travel log has a cover page that includes the title of the travel log, the names of the authors, and an illustration that somehow shows what a traveler might see as they go down these two rivers

Travel log includes a map that traces the course of the Hudson and Raquette Rivers. This map shows the mouth and source of each river, indicates the direction each river flows, indicates any special features of each river like waterfalls, oxbows, and m

The travel log includes a description of the location of at least three town/cities within the Blue Line that are found along the course of each river

The travel log includes a description of the location of at least two towns/cities outside the Blue Line that are found along the course of each river

The travel log includes a description of how each river has been used by the people along its course to make a living and/or for other purposes

Travel log includes pictures or drawings that help the reader understand the major similarities and differences between these two rivers

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