• U.S. History - Colonial America and the New Nation
• Geography - mapping
Upper elementary & middle school
After completing these activities, students will be able to:
• Use a scale of miles to figure the mileage from one point to another
• Use the Mapquest website
• Use the following math skills - dividing, multiplying, creating fractions
• Interpreting visual information
• Map reading
• Dividing and multiplying
• Creating fractions
One class to two class periods
In this lesson, students take an interdisciplinary look at
the life of Jonathan Hoyt by using their map and math skills
to answer a number of questions about his life and his captivity
About how far did the captives walk per day? How does their time to walk compare to how long it would take to drive that distance today? How far away from home did Jonathan end up? How much ransom money was paid for Jonathan?
Preparing to Teach
- Go to the People
Menu on the 1704 website and click Jonathan
Hoyt. Read about his life.
- Click the Parting Ways section at the
top of Jonathan Hoyt's character narrative. In the second
paragraph of Parting Ways, click the word place
to familiarize yourself with the map of The March
Teaching the Lesson
- If students are using computers in class, instruct them
to complete the Student
Activity Sheet for this lesson. If they will
be using computers elsewhere, either give them the Student
Activity Sheet URL: http://1704.deerfield.history.museum/teachers/lesson4_student.jsp,
or print the Student Activity Sheet and
distribute copies to students.
- Once students have completed the Student Activity Sheet, discuss student answers in class.
Suggested answers to the Student Activity Sheet.
From the Story Menu on the 1704 website:
- March to Canada scene
- Parting Ways scene
The Children of Deerfield, by Kelsey Flower