published on: 2/28/2003
Contributing Teacher(s): Kathy Davis, Kathy Barr
Social Studies/MO History Grade Range: Lower Elementary (K-3), Upper Elementary (4-5) Materials Needed: See each activity for materials needed Objective: See each activity for its objective Process Standards:
Grade Range: Lower Elementary (K-3), Upper Elementary (4-5)
Materials Needed: See each activity for materials needed
Objective: See each activity for its objective
- Social Studies 2. Continuity and change in the history of Missouri, the United States and the world
Time Allowance: NA
Description: A fully integrated unit of activities on the state of Missouri.
Classroom Component: This Unit was presented at Interface ''98. It is a fully integrated unit on Missouri History. You can view the entire document by scrolling down, or you can see each component by clicking on the blue link. If you wish to print this unit, simply hit print on your browsers tool bar and it will print all 16 pages in order. MISSOURI MAMMALS IDENTIFICATION GAME OBJECTIVE: Identify common Missouri mammals based on oral clues Identify common Missouri mammals from pictures MATERIALS:
- Pictures of Missouri Mammals glued to 5 X 8 index cards
- Mammal Clue Cards
- Pair of dice or a spinner with numbers 2 - 11
- Display MO. Mammal Picture Cards on bulletin board or chalk tray.
- The first player (A) rolls the dice and calls out the number rolled.
- The clue next to that number is read.
- If the mammal is guessed from the first clue 10 points are scored. If the mammal is not guessed correctly play continues with the next player (B) rolling the dice and calling out the number. If the mammal is correctly identified 9 points are scored.
- Play continues as follows:
- Player C - 8 points
- Player D - 7 points
- Player E - 6 points
- If a player rolls the dice and repeats a number, that clue is read again.
- The player to identify the correct name of the mammal may earn 5 bonus points by correctly identifying the picture of the mammal.
- The player with the highest number of points at the end of the game or when time is up, wins the game. NOTES: Teams may play instead of individuals. Clues from previous players may not be repeated. A player may guess only when it is his/her turn. COVERED WAGON ACTIVITY OBJECTIVES:
- Measure and draw the dimensions of a covered wagon.
- Calculate the perimeter, area, and volume of the covered wagon.
- Identify items that a typical pioneer family would take with them when moving.
- Estimate the dimensions of the larger items (trunks, barrels, table,chest of drawers,etc.) and draw a pattern for each object.
- Determine the radius, diameter, and circumference of round objects (barrels, wagon wheel, butter churn, etc.).
- Determine the area, volume, and perimeter of rectangular objects(trunks,table, chest of drawers, etc.)
- yardstick, tape measure, masking tape
- large pieces of drawing paper for patterns
- string, scissors
- if possible, a barrel or trunk to help students comprehend the size of the objects
- Using yardsticks or tape measure students measure the length and width of a covered wagon. (Covered wagons vary in size, but a typical wagon would be 10’ x 4’.)
- Outline the dimensions of the covered wagon on the floor with masking tape. (This can also be drawn with chalk on the playground or sidewalk.
- The students can then determine the perimeter and area of the covered wagon. After deciding how deep the wagon would be, the students could then figure the volume.
- Encourage the students to brainstorm and generate a list of items which a typical pioneer family would take with them when moving. The list might include barrels, sacks of seed and flour, tools, cooking utensils (kettle, spider, pots,etc.) lantern, shotgun, clothing, quilts, chest of drawers,trunks, table, butter churn, pot belly cook stove, washtub and board.
- The students can then estimate the size of the larger items, draw the perimeter of each object on a large piece of paper, and cut them out.
- The students can determine the radius, diameter, and circumference of the round objects. (A string can be used to find the circumference.)
- Students can also calculate the area, volume and perimeter of rectangular object. (trunk, table, etc.)
- The students should then discuss how they would arrange a l l the objects to fit into the wagon. They should consider which items would be needed as the family is traveling. Where should items be placed so that they can be easily reached when needed? Which items will not be needed until the family reaches their destination? If all the items do not fit in the wagon, which items should the family leave behind?
- The students should then pack their covered wagon by arranging the necessary items using the paper patterns. QUILTS Quilts can be used a a part of the Missouri unit in many ways. We first discuss quilts historically. Quilts were a necessity in pioneer days. Most everyday quilts were very simple patterns that used scraps of cloth. The Missouri Puzzle quilt is an example of a more complex pattern. After students color a 6 block-by- 6 block Missouri Puzzle quilt we discuss fractional parts, geometric figures, equivalent fractions, and symmetry. Students demonstrate their skill at following directions on the Missouri Star pattern. We discuss and find right, acute, and obtuse angles. The nine-patch quilt is mentioned in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books and is an example of a simple, everyday quilt pattern. We make either actual sewn nine-patch quilt blocks or blocks from wallpaper. There are many excellent books dealing with quilts that can be read aloud, such as The Quilt Block History of Pioneer Days by Mary Cobb,Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt by L.C. Ernst, and The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston and Tomie dePaola. After reading some of these books a quilt display might be arranged. Quilts also lend themselves to bulletin board displays. Autograph or friendship quilts make nice bulletin boards. If possible have someone bring a real friendship quilt and discuss the how they were made and the reasons they were made. MISSOURI COOKIES OBJECTIVES
- Students will be able to measure ingredients and follow the directions of the recipe.
- Students will be able to locate the MO River, Mississippi River, major cities, mountains and other land forms.
- Students will mark locations on the cookie map. MATERIALS:
- brown sugar
- chocolate chips
- red hots
- blue and black icing in a tube
- Students read the recipe, assign jobs, and decide what to do in sequence.
- Students measure and make dough.
- Students cut out MO shape and decorate.
- Decorate using chocolate chips for highest areas, blue icing for
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