On the Move!
● Two one hour sessions
● Students will identify forms of colonial travel
● Students will make generalizations about the people that utilized eighteenth-century modes of transportation.
● Students will follow the writing process to write a letter about an imaginary journey.
● Transportation Graphic Organizer
● Brown construction paper, crayons, tempera paint, markers, scissors, yarn, a hole punch
● Conestoga Wagon Coloring Sheet
· Letter Writing Rubric
Conestoga Wagon Newville Stage Mule-Team Carriage Barge Canoe Sail Ship
● Using the Transportation Graphic Organizer brainstorm with the class and list modes of transportation today. Discuss who might used each mode, where the final destination might be, and the purpose for transportation. Discuss with students how they think travel was different for the colonists during the eighteenth-century than it is today. Students record their responses, they will come back to these after the transportation unit of study.
● Students will select an imaginary eighteenth-century character who is traveling onboard a Conestoga Wagon. The student will write an expository letter to a friend back home detailing the events taking place during his/her trip. Students will color, cut and paste a replica of a Conestoga Wagon. This replica and the expository letter will be displayed for other class members to share and enjoy.
● Students will construct a Native American Birch Bark Canoe following the instructions provided at http://enchantedlearning.com/crafts/na/canoe/
● The student will present the Transportation Graphic Organizer completed
● Letter Writing Rubric
● Completion of Birch Bark Canoe art project
● Be a History Detective and investigate a colonial family's way of life at http://hfmgv.org/education/smartfun/colonial/intro/
●Using an interactive virtual trip explore the Voyages of John Smith which include mapping the Chesapeake Bay.
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