Time Allotment: Suggested time 5 class periods
Curriculum Areas: Social Studies, Reading, Art, Technology
History and technology are a major factor
in our lives today. We use technology more and more in our daily lives,
but rarely do we stop to think that the basis for these inventions came from
our own “back yard”. The Springfield Armory was an integral
part of this development. Today, interchangeable parts are part of our
daily lives from LEGO’s to automobiles.
The students will read, have a visual tour of
the Armory Museum, view the developed website, and have hands on experiments
to enable them to make connections between past, present, and future technological
Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks Standards
Standard 3.9 Identify historic buildings,
monuments, or sites in the area and explain their purpose and significance.
Standard 5.21 Describe Shay’s Rebellion of 1786-1787 and explain why
it is one of the crucial events leading to the Constitutional Convention.
Reading Standard 8 Students will identify
basic facts and main ideas a text and use them as a basis for interpretation.
Reading Standard 9 Students will deepen their understanding of literary or non-literary
works by relating it to its contemporary context or historical background.
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