What are the most important elements of our government, culture and history as depicted in Washington D.C.?
Students will develop a Wolverine walk/Uber tour, based on a specific perspective, which depicts the most important elements of our American government, culture and history. Students will craft a travel guide that provides four specific examples within a walking/Uber tour model.
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Use the Note Taking Sheet to record information from your source. Copy the url and put it in the "Source" box. You will use the link to create a citation when your research is complete.
What format will your project take? Options for projects include:
These websites, sponsored by the U.S. National Park Service, contain resources related to the memorials/monument you visited in Washington D.C.. They include information about the history, construction, and latest news about the parks.
Arlington National Cemetery: learn about the history of the cemetery and explore monuments and memorials within Arlington National Cemetery
George Washington's Mount Vernon: explore resources related to George Washington and his home, Mount Vernon
National Air and Space Museum: learn about the history of flight at the National Air and Space Museum
National Museum of American History: learn about the history of the museum and explore it's various collections
National Museum of Natural History: learn about the the natural world and explore the museum's collections
Newseum: explore resources related to the history of communication and the importance of freedom of speech and expression in the United States
The Smithsonian Institution: visit this website to learn about the various museums that are part of the Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian's National Zoo: explore this website to learn about the National Zoo in Washington D.C.
Supreme Court of the United States: learn about the Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Capitol Building: explore resources related to the U.S. Capitol Building
The White House: learn about the history and grounds of the White House
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