General Custer Home Tour Breanne cAudle and kassandra swisher

WHAT?

  • Students will briefly learn about General Custer's life before we visit his home as we evaluate and learn about the different customs/culture of basic needs in the 1800's compared to today.

STANDARDS

  • 4.4.1: Geography: Customs and Culture
  • Benchmark 4.1: The student will recognize and evaluate continuity and change over time and its impact on individuals, institutions, communities, states, and nations.

OBJECTIVES

  • Students will be able to compare and contrast objects within the house to objects used/seen today.
  • Students will be able to identify uses of different objects within the house.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How do you think their basic necessities differ from ours today?
  • How does these items changing over time affect our lives today?
  • What did you find surprising or interesting?
  • Was everybody able to fill in all parts of their paper?
  • Does anybody have any questions?

THE LESSON

  • Start out with discussion
  • Introduce General Custer
  • Introduce artifacts
  • How different from today: transportation, lamps, piano, stove, dresses, fireplace, furniture

PLACE - BASED ACTIVITY

  • Students will have participate in an "Artifact Scavenger Hunt" that we have created to locate specific artifacts throughout the house (we would introduce these artifacts before going to get them familiar) and to determine their purpose or how it is different from what we use today?
  • Upon returning to school: We will discuss the differences of artifacts to today, the purposes of these artifacts, how they were used and what we may use today instead for that.
  • http://www.fortrileyhistoricalsociety.org/custer-house.html

ASSESSMENT

  • How was it developed?
  • What did students learn? Relationship between daily necessities used then and now
  • Informal Asssessment

WHY HERE?

  • Fort Riley
  • General Custer
  • Primary Sources
  • Artifacts

MODIFICATIONS

SOCIAL STUDIES GOALS

  • Contributes to them becoming a thoughtful citizen: learning about past artifacts to how we use them today and why/how they affect our lives today

WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?

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