Get to Know Your Town - Enrichment / Cross-Curricular
Generate some enthusiasm for local history! Interest students in researching their own environment by focusing their attention on town and road names. It's lots of fun if the names are a little weird!
This one page prompt includes:
- An interesting example of the history of the name of a New York Mountain range
- Directions for students to describe their location verbally and visually, research and write about its history, identify specific places in their town and present backstories, photos, and observations of each.
- A simple rubric for evaluation of student submissions. (This is an open-ended activity. There is no "right answer".)