– 6 grade
A layer: (15 points)
- Pick a superstition that
you can explain how it has helped or hurt our society. Please be
specific with the reasons. Give details!
- Draw a family tree using
poster-board and lots of information about your family. Who is
related to whom and where did they originate from? Have fun
researching your family history!!!
- Write a page discussing the
benefits for either Toledo or Michigan from the outcome of the Toledo
War. Be specific and give details. In the beginning of the
page recap the war it self then go into your opinion of who benefited
the most and why.
B layer: (10 points each)
- This is a perfect choice
for those who enjoy building things. Choose one topic to build
(canal boat, lock, log house, etc). You can use any materials you
have but it does need to be 3 D replica of the topic. For example
do not put a TV inside a log house!
- Research a form of
transportation. This should be a form of transportation found in
the early exploration of the Midwest. Please do not research a
jet plane now. Your information should be written on poster-board
with lots of pictures.
- Build a diorama for a scene
in the book Erie Trail West. Please include a written piece
explaining the scene you choose to create.
- Be a member of a reader’s
theater play: The Giant Squash on the Erie Canal. You need
to rehearse your lines and then go to other classrooms to perform the
play. Remember you need to be loud and confident of your part and
a cooperative member of the team to get the points.
- This selection is for a
project that you may think of during the book. Please talk to me
before assuming you can do this box, but I am up for lots of
C layer: (5 points each)
- Watching the video
- All the Mitten Articles are
mandated! You MUST do all three of these with Mrs. Kanerva.
- All the reviews are
mandated! You MUST do these with Mrs. Golin to understand and
discuss the book we are reading.
* So you have 40
points that are a MUST do! After that you can choose your
assignments to get to 100 points as you wish!
- If you choose
to design a superstition book, pick 5 – 10 superstitions to illustrate
in a mini-book. You can research your own superstitions or use
the sheet in the binder which has many well known ones already listed.
- Grab a
partner and sequence story events from the book Erie Trail West.
This can not be done until we are close to the end of the book.
Once the events are laid out, just call an adult over to check it.
- The poetry writing
consists of you choosing a topic to write about. Then choose a
style of poetry you will use to write in. This can be about Canal
Boats in a name poem set up or write about Jennifer using a telephone
poem style. Have an adult edit your rough draft before publishing
your poem on color paper!
- Using a Venn diagram is
when you are comparing yourself with a character in the book or
comparing life today with life on the canal. There could be many
choices for comparisons just lists as many similarities and differences
as possible. Neatness Counts!!!!!