Spider webs are an excellent tool to help students organize facts in a systematic and visual manner. In this activity, students will research the Massachusetts Bay Colony and create a spider map to show what they have learned. Students should choose to focus on 4-6 of the following: history, cities, industries, geography, climate, religion, did you know? (a few fun/random facts), economy, and government.
Objective: Create a spider map that includes facts about the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
- Click “Start Assignment”.
- Write a title in each cell from the following: history, cities, industries, geography, climate, religion, did you know? (a few fun/random facts), economy, and government.
- Create an illustration that represents each heading using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
- Write a short description of each heading/important term in the space below the illustration.
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Requirements:Students must choose from the provided list unless the teacher approves a different term.
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 3-6
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual
Common Core Standards
[ELA-Literacy/W/4/2] Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
[ELA-Literacy/W/4/7] Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
[ELA-Literacy/W/4/8] Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
[ELA-Literacy/RI/4/3] Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
[ELA-Literacy/RI/4/4] Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
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