The standards I will be meeting for history this year are History, Culture, Geography, Economics, and Civic literacy. To meet these standards I will study 5 different time periods in America; colonial architecture, revolutionary architecture, architecture during or after World Wars One and Two, and now. I will show proficiency in the Culture standard by learning about the inuit. I will gain proficiency in the history, economics, and civic literacy standards by studying the five time periods and I will design a house as if it were in that time period with all the same constraints (money, materials, what people need, land available, and the economy). To meet the geography standard I will propose solutions to lack of affordable housing by using eco friendly resources that exist in certain locations.
Alisa suggested I read an article from the New york times and take notes on the settlement patterns. I saw that the large cities on the pacific coast (new york and boston) were founded in the in 1664 and 1630. People settled there because they came by boat which was the only form of transportation at the time so they did not move very far inland. The first railroad was built in 1831 and until 1860 there was a huge boom in building railroads. So more settlements were built along railroad stops. But there were not settlements far from the railroads until the first cars were built in America in 1893 by Charles and Frank Duryea.