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ERIC Number: ED469518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Wilderness Ride: Rivers, Roads, Canals, and Railroads. Fifth Grade Activity. Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE): Connecting California's Classrooms to the World.
Boilon, Susan
A U.S. frontier theme park is opening in your (the student's) home town. The featured adventure rides will be forms of transportation used in the late 1700s to early 1800s to journey west across the Appalachian mountains. Each ride represents an historically accurate time and place. The students need maps identifying where the mode of transportation would have been used. To be a guide, the student needs to appear in an authentic costume and bring a prepared speech to tell their life story and the history of their transportation type. This lesson plan presents the task; provides the six step process; gives learning advice; discusses evaluation; considers a conclusion; and poses reflection questions. The teacher notes section provides grade level/unit; addresses history/social science and language arts standards; cites information literacy skills; state lesson purpose; suggests lesson length; materials needed; and lists resources. (BT)
Schools of California Online Resources for Education, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, 601 North East Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410-3093. E-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California