ABC Graffiti
Grade Level: 2-5
Objective: I can generate words or phrases related to Mount Prospect for each letter of the alphabet.
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Bio Cube
Grade Level: 3-5
Objective: I can create a bio cube about an important figure from Mount Prospect’s history.
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Close Reading
Grade Level: 3-5
Objective: I can use a primary source to determine the purpose and notice features and languages used by the author to think thoughtfully and methodically about the details in the text and why they were used.
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Color Changing Milk
Mount Prospect was home to not one, but two creameries at different points in its history. This experiment from Steve Spangler Science is a great tie-in.
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Compare/Contrast
Grade Level: K-3
Objective: I can compare and contrast two primary source images.
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Life Cycle of an Onion
Did you know Mount Prospect was once known for its onion sheds? These activities from The Edible Academy of The New York Botanical Garden are a great tie-in.
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Making Connections/Thinking Triangle
Grade Level: K-4
Objective: I can use higher level thinking skills to interact with a primary source image.
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Museum Labels
Grade Level: 3-5
Objective: I can write a label for an object in the museum collection.
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Pen Pals from the Past
Grade Level: 3-5
Objective: I can write a properly formatted letter to a historical figure from Mount Prospect’s past.
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People on the Move
Grade Level: 4 and 5
Objective: I can write a paper to describe how the needs and wants of the early German settlers caused them to relocate to Mount Prospect.
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Questions and Responses
Grade Level: 2-6
Objective: I can analyze different primary source images. I can discuss what the images represent.
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Text Features
Grade Level: 1-3
Objective: I can find many different text features in a text and explain how they help me as a reader.
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Text Rendering
Grade Level: 3-8
Objective: I can create understanding of a primary source text.
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Period Dress Suggestions
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