Students will understand the following:
1. Towns change over time.
2. How to find and mark locations
on a map.
For this lesson, you will need sufficient copies for all student teams of:
• Location Worksheet 1 (download below).
• Location Worksheet 2 (download below).
(Copies can be made front and back in order to save paper.)
1. Divide students into teams
of three. Give each team a copy of the Location Worksheet 1.
2. Have each team find the locations listed on the sheet and write the name
and address next to them. It might be necessary to explain the abbreviations
used for “street,” “boulevard,” etc.
3. Check the students’ work, and talk about Bloomfield’s changing landmarks.
4. Now pass around Location Worksheet
5. Have each team mark the historic
locations listed with the icon shown.
Ask the students to write a paragraph about their town. Tell them to include things that make it a good place to live and things they would change about it.
Chamber of Commerce < http://www.bloomfieldnm.info/>
Demographic information on Bloomfield
< http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=17790 >
Adopted from a lesson plan by Discovery Education.
Students will understand that timelines are visual representations of history
and show events in chronological order.
For this lesson, you will need:
- Bloomfield Timeline (download
- Construction paper
- Markers, crayons, colored
- Old magazines
- Tag board or butcher paper
1. Explain that timelines are visual representations of events and are usually
listed from the earliest to the latest. Explain the Bloomfield Timeline.
2. Have each student choose an event in the timeline and create an illustration
or collage depicting that event. Students can use scissors, construction paper, old magazines, felt-tipped pens, colored pencils,
and crayons to create those scenes. (Encourage them to get creative!)
3. When everyone is finished with his/her illustration or collage, have the
students assemble a giant illustrated timeline by arranging their artwork in chronological order on the tag board or butcher
Students can create timelines of their own lives using family information and
local or national events. They can choose one event and write a paragraph to
share with the class.
In talking about time, mention that the timeline continues into the future. Ask students to write short speeches on their hopes for the future. This can include what they hope to accomplish and how they will achieve their goals or how they would like
the world/nation to be in the future.