Welcome third graders! You’ve been studying
the history of Needham.
Let’s take a tour around town, collect some facts and make a Needham book
modeled after Martha Day Zschock’s Journey Around Boston from A to Z.
Step #1: Planning and Research
Your classroom teacher will assign you a letter and provide you with a Journey Around Needham research page.
See a samplepage from Journey Around Boston.
Step #2: Creating the Book.
Mrs. Martell will show you how to use Kid Pix to create your alphabet page. You must follow your story map as you type the your sentence and draw your illustration. Once your page is complete and checked by an adult, you will be shown how to print it for the class book.
As an added bonus, you will record a narration for your page. Mrs. Martell will put all the pages into a slide show.
|Needham Historical Society Pictures|
|A Thumbnail Sketch of Needham's History|
Basic Facts Sponsored by Boston Central
|Needham Ghost Stories||Needham TimesOnline|
|Needham Schools in 1900||Vital Stats in 1900|
|Law and Order in 1900||How did Needham get its name?|
|Needham Online||Pansies and Needham|
Directory for Needham
||Back Bay Land Fill|
Fill out the rubric and see how you did.
Journey Around Needham project
created by Mrs. Martell,
with the help and guidance of Mrs. Modena, November 2003.
Eliot and Mitchell Elementary Schools, Needham, MA