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  Disciplines: Social Studies, Math and Language Arts
Grade Levels: 4-8
Time Frame: 3 Class Periods
Materials Needed:
1814 Geoff and Spencer Worksheet
Student Observation Worksheet
Geoff and Spencer Map
Map of 1814 De Kalb Survey -selected area-

1814 Geoff & Spencer Survey Booklet pages printed on 8.5" X 11" paper. - Booklet Cover, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 11, Page 66, Page 71, Page 80, Page 81

Transcripts of the original booklet - Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 11, Page 66
Learning Objectives: The students will:
1. Gather, label, categorize, and analyze information from a survey document.
2. Define pertinent vocabulary including survey, dwelling and premises.
3. Create a model of an 1814 pioneer neighborhood.
4. Identify archaic usage of the English language.
5. Gather information on a presettlement ecosystem.
NYS Social Studies Standards Correlation:

Standard 1: Key Idea 4
-Consider different interpretations of key events and /or issues in history and understand the differences in these accounts.
-Explore different experiences, beliefs, motives, and traditions of people living in their neighborhoods, communities, and State.
-View historic events through the eyes of those who were there, as shown in their art, writings, music and artifacts.
-Consider the sources of historic documents, narratives, or artifacts and evaluate their reliability.
-Describe historic events through the eyes and experiences of those who were there.

Standard 5: Key Idea 4
-Explain the role that civility plays in promoting effective citizenship in preserving democracy.

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