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Brick by Brick: The Building of Grouseland
As you've learned, we develop a "sense of place" through experience and knowledge of a particular area. This becomes very important as you begin to ask questions and uncover why decisions in history are made the way they are. This activity will extend your understanding of place in history and focus specifically on Vincennes and Grouseland, the home of former President William Henry Harrison.
You will use this Power Point to analyze maps, images and documents to help you learn more about the importance of the “sense of place” in history, specifically Grouseland. Study the images and documents in the hyperlinked webpages, and answer the questions on your student page.
Maps of Vincennes First we’ll learn a little about the region where Grouseland was built. Look at the map carefully and make sure you can locate Vincennes. *Click the mouse twice. Vincennes!
Maps of Vincennes Next, you’ll be viewing several on-line resource maps to help you understand the region of Vincennes and the resources available there. Click on the map link and follow the directions on the student response page to answer the questions. Remember you can increase the view size by adjusting “+” or “-” in bottom right corner of the computer screen. Indiana Maps - Vincennes
Images of Grouseland Pre-Reading Questions: 1.What do you think this site is about? 2. What do I already know about the topic? List and journal these responses now on your student page.
Images of Grouseland Grouseland Foundation
Images of Grouseland Post Reading Questions: 1.What do these pictures tell you about the sense of place at Grouseland? History, Environment, Memories, Objects, Special Skills 2.What evidence is used to support these claims? Artifacts, Images, Tools, Furniture, Other details
The History of Brickmaking in Indiana Pre-Reading Questions: 1.What questions do I have before reading the web page on Pioneer Brickmaking in Indiana? 2. What do you already know about Indiana history? About brickmaking? About how and/or why things are made out of brick? List and journal these responses now on your student page.
The History of Brickmaking in Indiana History of Brickmaking in Indiana
The History of Brickmaking in Indiana Post Reading Questions: Now answer these questions on your student page. 1.Which of my initial questions were answered? 2.What questions do I now have? 3.How might I answer these new questions? 4.Is knowing how bricks were made important to understanding the sense of place at Grouselalnd? Explain.
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties We read in the Herald Times article that William Henry Harrison signed treaties in the front room of Grouseland. Consider the following questions as you analyze one of those treaties. 1.Scan the treaty. What is the main topic? 2.View the page images. Which copy of the treaty presents a better sense of place? Explain. 3.Study the signatures. What are some unique things you notice? What conclusions can you draw?
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
Post Reading: 1.Imagine you were present at the signing of this treaty in the council chamber at Grouseland. Describe what that would have been like. 2.Do you think elected officials (governors, presidents) sign treaties in their homes today? Why or why not?