Subject Area(s): Technology Resource Teacher

Grade Level(s): 9 - 12

Format of Library of Congress media: Images

Best Instructional Practices


English Standard 4: Do effective research.


This lesson takes a little over 2 hours to complete. Students rotate through 5 Learning Centers and are allotted 20 minutes to complete the activity at each Center. In addition, a 30 minute class discussion about group discoveries takes place after all groups have completed the 5 Learning Center activities.

Lesson Summary

Students rotate through 5 Learning Centers in order to complete the following 5 activities containing information about Berkeley Springs.

  1. Activity 1 (Red): PowerPoint and worksheet on picture of Berkeley Springs.
  2. Activity 2 (Orange): Maps of the 1700's uses 3 maps (1747, 1755, and mid-1700s) to compare and use online tools
  3. Activity 3 (Yellow) George Washington's Diaries has students look and compare original diaries and translations.
  4. Activity 4 (Green) "A Summer in Bath" (from Travels in Virginia in Revolutionary Times) 3 pages
  5. Activity 5 (Blue): Winter Festival of Waters: A Local Legacy
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All of the materials used in this lesson plan are available for downloading as PDF Files and PowerPoint files, as appropriate. PDF Files can be viewed with the free Adobe Reader.

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