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Grade 5, Chapter 5 Investigation Organizer:

Fort Mose

Summary: It is believed that Fort Mose was the first free African-American settlement in America. Your group will design a fort similar to Fort Mose.

1. Plan It

A. Discuss. Each group member lists ideas about how Fort Mose was used for defense.

B. Choose a measurement tool. As a group decide what measuring tool to use to measure the walls of the fort and buildings.

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2. Put It Together

A. Construct your fort. Use the Measurements of Fort and Buildings chart here on Education Place or on page 193 of your textbook.

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3. Wrap It Up

A. What items would you need for defense? Refer to your list and locate on your drawing any other items you would need for defense.

B. Write. Write a paragraph telling how your design is a good defense.

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4. Discuss Your Results

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