Students will learn about the lives of Native Americans who have made significant impacts to the U.S. Space Program and other STEM fields, including Mary Golda Ross and John Herrington. Students will make predictions about coin elements, research Native American historical figures, and create a biography and/or social media profile to represent their accomplishments.
Starting with the 2018 Native American $1 Coin, students will learn about the lives of athletes Jim Thorpe and Jesse Owens. Students will pick an athlete they think should be on a coin and present a persuasive argument about why their athlete should be honored.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the chronology of major events in George Rogers Clark's journey and how these events affected the outcome of the Revolutionary War and the expansion of the United States of America. Students will locate and evaluate potential sources of information, gather and synthesize information, and create a new product.
Grades: 7th, 8th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology
Students will compare and contrast the groups who used the Cumberland Gap and their reasons for using the gap. Students will analyze maps and create a map showing landforms, routes and areas. Students will identify and describe the components of a topographic/contour map.
Students will analyze and illustrate the development of sandstone formations over time. Students will create relief maps that show the development of the formations. Students will analyze the differences in the geographical formation of northern and southern Illinois.
Students will analyze the movement of Americans and the Mohawk ironworkers from rural to urban areas for job opportunities. Students will write a script and present a monologue from the perspective of the Kahnawake Mohawk and Mohawk Akwesasne ironworker on the construction site.
Grades: 7th, 8th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology, Drama