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Inquiry Learning Lesson Plan

Lesson Duration: 45 mins


Date: May 2, 2018
Outcomes
 SS5-4 Understand that people move between places and how this has
consequences for the people and the places
Learning Objectives
1. Students will be introduced to their new topic: Urbanization. They will
understand that urbanization can have some negative impacts that must be
dealt with.
Materials
- Map & Key
- Story
- Slideshow
Procedure
Introduction (5 min)
SAY: Good morning!
SAY: Today we are going to move on to a new topic which I am pretty excited
about! We are going to be talking about urbanization.
ASK: Who can tell me what urbanization is?
- Urbanization refers to the population shift from rural to urban areas, "the
gradual increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas", and the
ways in which each society adapts to the change.

Body (38 minutes)


Activity #1: Urbanization Simulation
SAY: We are going to be studying how to do this efficiently. In order to see that,
we first have to look at what kind of problems can arise.
SAY: We will begin today’s lesson with an urbanization simulation. I am going to
give you all a piece of paper. I am going to read you a story. When I instruct you to
do so, you will draw certain things on your paper based on my instructions. Make
sure you are drawing the pictures that I am instructing you to throughout the
story. We will discuss your drawing when we are done with the story.
DO: Hand out map and key.
DO: Begin story.

*Should get about halfway through


Conclusion (2 min)
ASK: What have you noticed about the city so far? What changes have been made?
SAY: We will continue with the story tomorrow!
Inquiry Learning Lesson Plan
Lesson Duration: 45 mins
Date: May 3, 2018
Outcomes
 SS5-4 Understand that people move between places and how this has
consequences for the people and the places
Learning Objectives
1. Students will be introduced to their new topic: Urbanization. They will
understand that urbanization can have some negative impacts that must be dealt
with.
Materials
- Map & Key
- Story
- Slideshow
Procedure
Introduction (5 min)
SAY: Good morning!
SAY: Yesterday we started a new topic which was about urbanization and we were in the
middle of playing a game. Today we are going to finish that game!
SAY: Please take out your map and key.
Body (35 minutes)
Activity #1: Urbanization Simulation
DO: Continue on with the story from the 1850’s.
- As students go through the simulation they will realize that they are running out
of room. The village has transformed from being a simple place with ten houses
and a few other buildings to a huge city which is quite congested. It will
emphasize the importance of urban planning and keeping up with the amount of
people who move to urban areas as technology progresses.

Activity #2: Simulation Discussion


SAY: Now that we have finished going through the simulation, what problems or issues
came up?
DO: Discuss
• How can they make the city less congested and give people more space?
• How can they improve health conditions?
• How can they bring greenery and nature back to the city?
• How can they make the city cleaner and more beautiful?
• How can they bring down crime and ensure public safety?
• How can they bring the city better services and facilities and improve
transportation and communication needs?
• How can they afford to pay for new services, facilities, and improvements?
Conclusion (5 min)
SAY: This lesson focused on what happens when people move to cities and they grow
which has shown the importance of urban planning. This was an introduction to this
term’s project! You will be creating a city, designing bridges for the city, and thinking
about how your city is going to operate sustainably based on what resources surround it!
We will start with this tomorrow!
The Year is 1783. Several families venture out and find an area with a flowing river. Two bridges have
already been constructed that cross the river in two places. The families work together to create one
road going North to South and another road going East to West.

The map in front of you shows what I just described to you. As I tell the story, I will give you
instructions – telling you to draw things from the key onto the map. It is very important that you
listen to directions. It is also very important that you draw the items in the key to scale according to
the grid. For example: If a building is two blocks high, and one block wide – you must draw it that
size.

The families work hard to build the things they need to make a small village. Draw the following
items anywhere on your map. Remember, they must be the correct size. Draw these items:

- 10 Regular houses
- 1 Church
- 1 Store
- 1 Diner
- 1 City Hall
- 1 Road

The year is 1800. The town starts to grow some and soon a coal deposit is found. The steam engine
has made their lives much easier and now this deposit of coal is going to help them run machines
and help to develop their economy. Draw the following items anywhere on your map. Remember,
they must be the correct size.

- 1 Coal Mine
- 1 Wealthy House
- 3 Regular Houses
- 1 Restaurant
- 1 Road

The year is 1815. Textile factories began to be successful, so the town decides to build its first textile
factory. They establish the town’s first tenement building to house the farm girls who came to work
in the factory. Another coal mine is started as well. Draw the following items anywhere on your map.
Remember, they must be the correct size.

- 1 Factory
- 1 Tenement
- 1 Coal Mine
- 2 Roads
- Bridges as needed
- Tunnels as needed

The year is 1820. The town continues to grow. The townspeople construct mills to make lumber.
They also build a canal to help transport coal and lumber. Steamboats begin to transport people and
goods to and from the town. Draw a canal anywhere on your map. It needs to be parallel to the
river. Draw two steam boats on the river. Draw the other items anywhere on your map. Remember,
they must be the correct size.

- 1 Canal
- 2 Steamboats
- 1 Coal Mine
- 4 Roads
- 2 Regular Houses
- 1 Bank
- 2 Mills
- 1 Wealthy House
- 1 Store
- 1 Cemetery
- Tunnels and Bridges if needed.

The Year is 1850. Two more factories go up. More people want to move in to work, so the town
builds more tenements. Some migrants can afford to build their own homes. It is decided that
the city needs more services so several new buildings are constructed. Draw the following items
anywhere on your map. Remember, they must be the correct size.

- 2 Factories
- 2 Tenements
- 1 Wealthy House
- 5 Regular Houses
- 1 Post Office
- 1 Hospital
- 1 Store
- 1 Restaurant
- 1 School
- 1 Jail
- 5 Roads
- 1 Diner
- 1 Bank
- Bridges/Tunnels as needed

The Year is 1870. A large railroad connecting each end of the country has been built the previous
year. With the railroad, the town can transport goods all over the country. Two railroad companies
build railroads in the town. Immigrants and migrants flock to the city. Ethnic neighbourhoods form
because people feel more comfortable living close to those who are like them. Draw the following
items anywhere on your map. Remember, they must be the correct size.

- 2 railroads (1 going from E to W, one from N to S)


- 4 Tenements
- 4 Regular Houses
- 1 Wealthy House
- 1 Jail
- Fences around all Wealthy Houses
- 1 Church
- 2 Railroad Stations
- 2 Factories

The Year is 1900. The town has become a city. Industry continues to expand and big businesses
emerge in the city. Immigrants and migrants continue to flock in looking for jobs and homes.
New buisnesses open. More trams develop. A subway system is built. As the city gets more
congested, Cholera, Typhoid Fever, and Tuberculosis become issues. More hospitals are built.
Crime develops because the poor become desperate to survive. Some people turn to the church
for help. Draw the following items anywhere on your map. Remember, they must be the correct
size.

- 1 Mega Wealth House with Fences


- 5 Factories
- 4 Stores
- 4 Diners
- 4 Businesses
- 1 Bank
- 4 Regular Homes
- 2 Street Cars
- 1 Cemetery
- 2 Subways
- 5 Tenements
- 2 Hospitals
- 2 Jails
- 2 Churches
- 2 Restaurants
- 2 Hotels
- Roads, Tunnels, Bridges as needed

The year is 1920. As city conditions become congested even more, city planners are faced with a
great many problems.

- How can they make the city less congested and give people more space?
- How can they improve health conditions?
- How can they bring greenery and nature back to the city?
- How can they make the city cleaner and more beautiful?
- How can they bring down crime and ensure public safety?
- How can they bring the city better services and facilities and improve transportation and
communication needs?
- How can they afford to pay for new services, facilities, and improvements?