Students will learn what community is by looking at different features of communities both past and present. With teacher guidance, students will analyze artifacts from various communities of the American West in 1890 that represent features of each community and make posters for each community feature. Students will connect to their own community by finding artifacts that represent features of their community. The class will post their community artifacts on the community feature poster and compare their communities to those of the American West in 1890.
Lesson and Resources
Associated Education Resources
- Lesson: Who Lives in the American West?
- Lesson: A Playful Past, Present and Future
- Fun Activitiy: Ready, Set, Play
Teaching Tips for Different Learning Environments
Whole Class Distance Learning: Teachers can put images on a slide deck and have students move them into appropriate categories and discuss why. (Teachers can request Word Document at email@example.com). Students can then complete their individual assignment of finding artifacts for their own community.
Self-Paced Learning: Students can cut out the images and sort them into categories. Then, they can paste the category images onto a piece of binder paper. Students can then complete their individual assignment of finding artifacts for their own community.
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