8/28-30 - 8th grade - Bell work: STEM in US History (Notebook p.167)
- 8th grade - Using math to solve a problem:
How were Columbus and other explorers able to calculate the distance
they were traveling on the ocean?
a) Materials: 30 sec-5 min. "hour glass" timers; compass; boat; calculator;
toothpick; rope; graph paper
b) Given: Circumference of the globe (Columbus was way off in his calculations)
c) Math skills: Ratios and proportions
d) History STEAM lesson: "Dead reckoning"
Students come up with theories and explain them to the class.
9/16 - Using Math to understand history: Math, Jamestown, Tobacco and Indentured Servants
10/21 - STEM in US history: American Revolution
11/11 - Using Math to understand history: Representation in the New Congress & 3/5 Compromise: Do the Math!
11/14 - Engineering in US History - Create a flowchart (symbols)to represent a process:
- a) Constitutional amendment
- b) Solve the problems of the New Nation