This set of activities involve the interesting historical Brooklyn Bridge book by Elizabeth Mann. It connects the ELA Common Core to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). It is part of a unit on building bridge and towers by Jeri Faber.
This set includes:
Table of Contents
Common Core Standards and NGSS
Objectives and Activity Description
Materials/Resources and Vocabulary
Which Engineer? Teacher Directions
set of 8 Engineering Design Process Cards
Roebling Historical Photos
Biggest Contributor Opinion Writing page
Bridge related websites
*Download the free rubric for writing opinion pieces!
It addresses the following standards:
ETS1.: Defining and delimiting engineering problems-A situation that people want to change or create can be approached as a problem to be solved through engineering.
K-2-ETS1-1 Asking questions, making observations, and gathering information are helpful in thinking about problems.
K-2-ETS1-1 Before beginning to design a solution, it is important to clearly understand the problem.
K-2-ETS1-1B Designs can be conveyed through sketches, drawings, or physical models.
RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what , where, when, why and who to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RL. 2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
RI.2.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical events in a text.
RI.2.7 Explain how specific images contribute to and clarify a text.
W.2.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words to connect opinion and reasons and provide a concluding statement or section.