Each topic includes a number of scanned documents, suitable for duplication. All documents are primary sources from the Town of De Kalb or nearby towns in St. Lawrence County.
The use of a projector to display items for the entire class would greatly enhance the delivery of these lessons. The teacher can point out things to the students in the front of the room and then complete the worksheets together, without printing out many of the supporting documents. The curriculum would be less expensive to deliver and create less prep work for the teacher. All documents do not need to be duplicated and distributed to all students.
When you click a new topic, begin by reading the document labeled “Overview of the Lessons Including Procedures.” This document contains details about the individual lesson plan activities for the included documents. Most of the materials will print on letter-sized paper. (8.5" X 11") However, when noted, some of the longer documents must be printed on legal-size paper. (8.5" X 14") To print correctly on legal paper, remember to change the page size setting to "legal" in the page setup window for your printer.
Transcripts are provided for most of the documents which are handwritten in script. However students are required to read script documents on the NYS Social Studies test. The best way to learn to read script documents is through practice. Use the provided transcripts judiciously.
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