USING GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS TO
REPRESENT THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS IN THE 1950s
For this assignment, you are going to make a graphic organizer
for each of the four areas of the city of St. Louis from the 1950s. You will
then choose one specific person, place or event to write a brief summary
and then present it to the class.
Pull up the decade
of 1950. You will get an aerial view of St. Louis on the left. Below
the aerial view are four buttons: “Court House District”, “Chinatown”, “MillCreek
Valley”, and “Shopping District”. You will be making graphic
organizers for each of these areas, each on a separate piece of paper. Each
of these areas will be the center of your graphic organizer. When adding
links to these areas, use as many sources as you can from “Perspectives”.
These are links that provide primary source material about the pages you
just visited. There must be at least two “Perspectives” links
on each graphic organizer. Write a small p within the space of the link so
the “Perspectives” can be identified.
House District – Hit this button from the aerial view and on
the right side a map with a reading will pop up. On the map, 5 things are
written in red (3 buildings, 1 event, and a mode of transportation). Write
these 5 things coming out from the center of your graphic organizer. Now,
go back to the map and hit on each red area and you will be brought to a
reading. Within the reading will be more links and, on some, a “Perspectives” button
at the bottom of the page. Always go to the Perspective. Add at least
one more item to each of the 5 things coming out from the center
of your graphic
Chinatown – Go to “Decade Home”, and it will pop up the
aerial map of the 1950s. Hit the Chinatown button. Once the map of this area
pops up, look closely and you will see a small red box. Hit it and you can
see clearly where Chinatown was located. Now, repeat what you did for the
Court House District. Draw the new graphic organizer on a separate piece
of paper. There are 4 red things labeled on the map for you to link to. Add
at least one link to each of the 4. Remember, at least 2 must be from “Perspectives”,
noted with a small p.
Valley – this map only gives you 2 read
areas so you will have to create your graphic organizer from the links
within the reading.
There are 7 links, one of which will take you no further. However,
the other 6 have many links and “Perspectives”. To those 6
on your graphic organizer, add at least one more item.
District – This
map can only be linked through the reading. The map is not activated.
There are 5 stores listed within
the reading. Use these to complete your 4th graphic organizer.
- The class will now get into 4
groups. Each group will write about one area, either “Court House District”, “Chinatown”, “MillCreek
Valley”, or “Shopping District”. After getting in groups,
each student will choose one link on their graphic organizer and write a
summarization. Make sure each one in your group presents a different link
from that area. Include in your summary why that person, place or event is
interesting or important to St. Louis History. This summary will be read/presented
to the rest of the class. If possible, the student will demonstrate how they
pulled up the topic on the website.