Georgetown, USA Walking Tour - Historic Shipping Hub in Washington D.C.
Lesson Plan: Unveiling Georgetown: Exploring the Historic Charm through a Walking Tour
Grade Level: K-12
Objective: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to discover the historical significance and cultural heritage of Georgetown, USA through a virtual walking tour, and gain a deeper understanding of the local community and its impact on American history.
Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3: Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.7: Integrate information presented in different media or formats as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.3: Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.
- Access to the internet or library resources
- Paper and pencils
1. Introduction (5 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the importance of local history and how it shapes a community's identity.
- Show images or videos of Georgetown, USA to engage students' interest and curiosity.
2. Research and Discussion (15 minutes):
- Instruct students to research and find information about Georgetown, USA, its historical background, and cultural significance.
- Encourage students to explore topics such as the founding of Georgetown, notable landmarks, and influential historical events.
- Allow students to discuss their findings in small groups or pairs.
3. Virtual Walking Tour (15 minutes):
- Guide students through a virtual walking tour of Georgetown, USA, using online resources or multimedia presentations.
- Highlight key landmarks, historical sites, and cultural points of interest, discussing their significance and connections to the local community.
4. Class Discussion (10 minutes):
- Lead a class discussion on the main ideas and key details explored during the virtual walking tour.
- Analyze how the historical events and cultural heritage of Georgetown have contributed to shaping the community and its identity.
- Discuss the connections between different landmarks and their historical significance.
5. Reflection and Wrap-up (5 minutes):
- Have students individually write a short paragraph reflecting on what they learned from the lesson and their thoughts on the importance of preserving local history and cultural heritage.
- Allow a few students to share their reflections with the class, if time permits.
Common Core Labels Correlations:
Join me for a walking tour of historic Georgetown in the Washington, D.C. area of the United States.00:00 Intro01:27 Washington Harbour04:10 Georgetown Waterfront06:39 Wisconsin Ave.08:39 C&O Canal10:06 M Street N.W.12:48 Dean & Deluca Plaza13:50 Crossing C&O Canal Footbridge16:14 Cady's Alley18:03 Francis Scott Key Memorial Park19:31 M Street N.W.22:30 33rd Street N.W.23:22 Prospect Street Historic Homes28:45 Wisconsin Ave36:19 Georgetown Waterfront Park44:41 Thompson Boat Center