Creating the Sacandaga Lake
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Grade: 7th Grade
Class: English Language Arts
Author: Kelly Wolf
Northville Central School
NYS Content Area Standard:
English Language Arts:
Standard 3: Language for Critical Analysis and Evaluation
NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Human HistoryNatural History
Keywords: Sacandaga
The Challenge:
Investigative Question or Issue: What three rivers flowed through the Sacandaga Valley prior to 1930 and for what purposes were they used? Why was the Sacandaga Lake created?

Challenge originally created by Kelly Wolf & Michele Reidell.

The Challenge:

A.  Students will individually research the Sacandaga Valley area prior to 1930 using the internet and resources provided.

B.  Students will complete a graphic organizer answering the investigative questions.

Quality Standards:

*  Research the Sacandaga Valley area prior to 1930.

*  Complete a grapic organizer

  • Name the 3 rivers flowing through the Sacandaga Valley
  • List 3 details of what the rivers in the valley were used for
  • State the reasons the Sacandaga Lake was created
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Standard/Criteria: Points Possible: Points Awarded:

  Complete the Graphic Organizer:

  • Name the three Rivers.
  •  Three details of how the rivers were used.
  •  Reasons for creating the Sacandaga.

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