BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
|Great Sacandaga Lake Community History
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|Grade: 7th Grade
Class: Social Studies & English Language Arts
Northville Central School
|NYS Content Area Standard:
|NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
English Language Arts:
Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding
|Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Human HistoryNatural History
ELA 1: Reading & Writing for Information & Understanding
|Keywords: Sacandaga, map|
|Investigative Question or Issue: How did the formation of the Great Sacandaga Lake impact area communities in regards to their economy, people, physical environment, tourism, hunting, fishing, and nature?|
Originally created by Kelly Wolf & Michele Reidell.
A. As a class we will take a field trip to the Schoolhouse Museum, the Bradt Museum, and tour the Sacandaga Park area.
B. In groups of 2, research a given Sacandaga Lake Community (FishHouse, Edinburg, Cranberry Creek, Northville/Northampton, Mayfield, Providence, Batchelorville, and Broadabin) focusing on the specific elements in the question (economy, people, physical environment, tourism, hunting, fishing, and nature (flora and fauna) and write a 2 page essay answering the invetigative question in detail. Your final draft must be typed and double-spaced.
C. Create a detailed map, diorama or model of your community prior to 1930. Your selection must be historically accurate and include 3 aspects of the impact of flooding the valley. You must provide a caption with your selection which describes in detail what your visual display depicts.
D. You will present your visual project and give a 3-4 minute synopsis of your area community and the impactss of the lake.
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