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There were several modes of transportation for early settlers to use when they moved to the west. Students will research and document four modes of transportation using the Internet and print resources in the library.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will identify four modes of transportation used during the westward expansion. Students will access information from the Internet. Students will create a multimedia presentation using information from teacher-selected websites.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Students will relate the relationship between the different modes of transportation and the westward expansion.
Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Reference materials on transportation in early American history
Technology Resources Needed:
Computer with Internet access, printer, television, cassette tape player, overhead projector
Students should have a general idea of the different modes of transportation settlers used during the mid 1800's and 1900's.
Students may help each other with designing the brochure. The teacher will use the rubrics to grade the brochures and the slideshow presentation.
Students who are not proficient with reading or technology should be given additional opportunities to complete the assignment with the help of the teacher or a peer helper.
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