Theme Project: Learn about the ways your community has changed. Plan a walk that leads people to different buildings or places in your community. Tell them about the ways each building or place has changed.

1. Choose a Route Look at a map of your community. What part of it interests you the most? Choose a route through that area. Trace the route on a map. Circle at least five places along your route that you want to tell others about.

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2. Collect Information Fill in the information about each place in the spaces below. Find out about each place. Ask people in your community questions or research information in your local library or historical society. It is also a good idea to visit the place -- a historic house, for example -- to learn more interesting facts.

Name of Place:

Type of Place (Building, Park, etc.):

Date Built:

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Type of Place (Building, Park, etc.):

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Name of Place:

Type of Place (Building, Park, etc.):

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Type of Place (Building, Park, etc.):

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Type of Place (Building, Park, etc.):

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3. Additional Research Find out some general information about your community's history. You might want to interview older people in your community who can tell about some ways things have changed.

List some changes in your community. ___________________________________________________________________________

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Which Native American tribes, if any, lived where your community is now? ___________________________________________________________________________

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What groups of people live in your community now? ___________________________________________________________________________

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4. Pull It All Together Make an information card for each place on your tour. Include the information you wrote down above and any other information you have learned. Be sure the information is clear and easy for you to read as you give your tour. Create one card that lists important and fun information about your community in general. Then, using your map as a guide, put your cards in the order in which each place will appear on the tour.

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You might also want to make a map of your tour route, showing the locations of each place you want to tell about.