The program is interactive and participatory. Students engage our staff and each other in conversation, view videos, participate in a kinesthetic activity, and make informed decisions based on available historical information.
Classroom, home, and hybrid options are available. The classroom version requires individual computers (with headphones) or a computer and projector/smart-board. Home versions require each student to have their own computer or tablet. All programs use Zoom software. We will provide a passcode-protected link to share with students.
Enduring Understanding: Sometimes people find themselves in situation not of their own design, in which they have to make difficult decisions by weighing out the costs/benefits of their options.
Essential Question: How do people make choices when faced with a difficult decision that has both costs and benefits?
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Massachusetts History and Social Studies Frameworks
Topic 4. The growth of the Republic.
4. On a map of New England, locate cities and towns that played important roles in the development of the textile and machinery industries, whaling, shipping, and the China trade in the 18th and 19th centuries and give examples of the short- and long-term benefits and costs of these industries.