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After reading about the Acadian deportation on Internet, students tried to imagine themselves in the 1700's.   They wrote about their experiences while completing the paper "I Was There!"

Acadian History on Internet

STATE OF MAINE LEARNING RESULTS

English Language Arts

D. INFORMATIONAL TEXTS

Students will apply reading, listening, and viewing strategies to informational texts across all areas of curriculum.  Students will be able to:

Pre-K-2

1. Understand the main idea of simple expository information.

E.  PROCESSES OF WRITING AND SPEAKING

Students will demonstrate the ability to use the skills and strategies of the writing process.  Students will be able to:

3.  Respond to remarks or statements orally or in writing.

Students tried to understand what hardships the Acadians went through during the Deportation in their writing of "I Was There".
As students wrote their story, they needed to answer the questions posed by the Criterion Sheet.

Acadian History Lesson Plan

GRADE: 2

OBJECTIVES:

Students will learn to read and extract historical information from Internet.

After reading Acadian Deportation on Internet, students will write about what life must have been like on a handout called " I Was There".

MATERIALS:

computer with Internet

hand-out

Criterion Sheet

ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:

Step 1.  Students will be given the following Acadian History URLs to access.

Acadian Maine Page http://collections.ic.gc.ca/acadian/english/eexile/eexile.htm
Conditions at Sea http://collections.ic.gc.ca/acadian/english/eexile/conatsea/conatsea.htm
Destinations and Treatment http://collections.ic.gc.ca/acadian/english/eexile/destin/destin.htm
Escape From the Deportation http://collections.ic.gc.ca/acadian/english/eexile/escapes/escapes.htm

Step 2.  Students will read the information and discuss with the class.

Step 3.  They will  proceed to write about "I Was There" using the information they just read to make up their story.  They will use the Criterion Sheet and answer as many of these questions as possible when writing their story.

ASSESSMENT: Rubric