Created By: John M. Kirkpatrick, Edison Middle School (Champaign, IL)
Grade Level: 7th
Content Area: Social Studies
Database Integration: Students will access the TDC database to create a travel brochure highlighting key components of an Asian civilization.
Activity that Meets this Standard
|18.A.3: Explain how language, literature, the arts, architecture and traditions contribute to the development and transmission of culture.||Students create a Word project with a colorful illustration and a brief description of the significance of one culturally significant site.|
|17.A.3b: Explain how to make and use geographic representations to provide and enhance spatial information including maps, graphs, charts, models, aerial photographs, and satellite images.||Students create a Word project with a colorful map of the empire at its height including the capital, other important cities, and color coded stages of growth in the empire and a colorful map of the same region today with the names of present day countries with important cities|
|16.A.3b: Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.||Students create a Word project with a brief historical summary of the empire and a colorful map of the empire at its height including the capital, other important cities, and color coded stages of growth in the empire.|
Computer Lab and "Across the Centuries" textbook, atlases, encyclopedias, Internet
Students will be assessed on the entire project by a teacher-created rubric that is presented to the students and discussed at the start of the project.