Our Town Collaboration
Upton & Eastview, Kentucky & Spring Lake, New Jersey
3-D Upton Town Map
Upton and Western Elementary have registered their research projects about the towns of Upton & Eastview at
with Mrs. McGowan’s collaborative Internet Project for participating schools across the country. Her First Grade class is at H.W. Mountz School in Spring Lake, N.J. at http://myschoolonline.com/site/0,1876,34898-119831-38-21589,00.html . Our classes have made web pages and Powerpoint slide shows with information on each town’s early businesses and history.
Using the format from Margaret Wise Brown's, The Important Book, participant classes will share one class poem that describes special features of their town. One digital or scanned photo, taken by student or teacher, or a student's drawing may be included.
Students will learn about other towns and communicate
with other classes using Internet. Students will view participating class entries on the project web page.
Students will write a description of significant features about their towns using the unique format from Margaret Wise Brown's, The Important Book.
Extended activities might include:
Illustrating features of the town, interviewing government officials, drawing a town map, writing a song about the town, mapping location of other class towns, writing a response to participating classes about their towns using email, create a slide show for visitors.
Students will view participating class entries on the project web page.
Upton & Western