Narragansett - Then & Now
By Pam Westkott
Students will create a Kidspiration webbing project during which they will compare and contrast our town about a self-selected topic.
Content- choice of topic to be webbed
Process- use of Kidspiration software
Product –individual web
Social Studies II – Time, Continuity & Change
Technology – 3: Productivity Tools
4: Communication Tools
Writing – E2a&b: Writing a Report & E4 Conventions
Computer with access to Kidspiration software, the internet, and a printer
Textbook: Narragansett: Our Seaside Community, A Retelling of Our Town’s History
Students will select a topic of their interest about Narragansett, such as schools, farming, fishing, architecture, kitchens, games, business, songs/music, transportation, celebrations, etc…) They will go online to research the topic gathering information about an earlier time in our town’s history, as well as the present time. Using the Kidspiration software program, each student will then develop a web to communicate what they have learned about their topic during the two time periods. This project will be saved in their Classrooms’ file. Students will print a copy to be evaluated, reflected upon and submitted into their portfolio.
After reviewing and discussing the criteria of the standards
listed above, each student will reflect upon the information learned about the topic, the process for developing the project and how they believe they achieved in relation to the standards.
Reflection: Narragansett – Now & Then
How does your web show you understand what happened in the past and how we are connected to that history?
What surprised you about the changes that have occurred between now and then?