Using a Common Core approach, and hitting all 4 levels of Depth of Knowledge, students will select or be given a building, bridge or landmark and will create a book or pamphlet that will contain the birth certificate, footprints (blueprints), a scale drawing of their building, bridge or landmark, in their book and on a hallway mural, along with a map and a short summary of their findings.
You can differentiate this lesson to fit you and your students, mentioned in the Lesson Tips section.
Connecting the math that we do in the classroom to the real world is such an important part of learning. With this lesson, students will get to "travel" to another place, research it, write about it, draw it in two different scale drawings, make a map, create power point slides, compare and contrast the final product and see what these places are like and just how small we really are.
Your students will get to experience the world around us and pull it all together with this fun and challenging project based lesson plan.
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