Field Trip to UMASS Library for Research
will learn how to use the resources and technology available at a major
Author-Recommended Grade Span
Lesson Number 2 of 4
Middle Ages in Motion
64031 History and Social Science
Evidence, and Point of View. Students will acquire the ability to frame questions that can be
answered by historical study and research; collect, evaluate, and employ
information from primary and secondary sources, and to apply it in oral and
written presentations. They will understand the many kinds of uses of
evidence; and comparing competing historical narratives, they will
differentiate historical fact from historical interpretation and from fiction.
understand how various historical interpretations can vary according to
prevailing orthodoxies of the period of their writing.
History and Social Science
Learning: Natural Science, Mathematics, and Technology History. Students
will describe and explain major advances, discoveries, and interventions over
time in natural science, mathematics, and technology; explain some of their
effects and influences in the past and present on human life, thought, and
health, including use of natural resources, production and distribution and
consumption of goods, exploration, warfare, and communication. (See also
relevant strands in the Massachusetts Mathematics, Science and Technology
learn of technological advances in food production and distribution and test
hypotheses to explain the persistence of hunger, starvation, and localized
understand essentials and effects of major 19th and 20th century scientific
History and Social Science
and Cause. Students
will understand the chronological order of historical events and recognize the
complexity of historical cause and effect, including the interaction of forces
from different spheres of human activity, the importance of ideas, and of
individual choices, actions, and character.
grasp the multiplicity of factors from each sphere of life in both the long
term and short term causes of historical turning points. Students recognize
the role of chance, accident, or confusion in important events, when seemingly
minor acts bring forth enormous consequences.
the completion of the lesson, students will be able to:
Whole Class [*] Independent Activity
Small Group 
 Bodily‑Kinesthetic  Spatial
Strategies (Activities and Procedures)
Students will be transported to the UMASS library.
2. Students will be
instructed on the technology available at the UMASS library, including the use
of periodicals, online
and the software made available by UMASS.
Students will be
assessed based on their ability to use a variety of technological resources.
Required and Developed
or Organization Chicopee Comprehensive High School
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