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HMS Burford

Research Project

Have students research the use of ship models for design in the 1600s and 1700s. How would models like HMS Burford be of use to ship designers in their work?

Common Core State Standards Connections

Reading standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies

Standard 1 (Grades 9-10): Evaluate and author’s premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other in formation

Standard 2 (Grades 6-8): Write arguments focused on discipline specific content

Historical Perspective

Have students consider the role of ships-of-the-line in the global commerce of a huge empire like Great Britain’s. What would be their advantages? What would be their disadvantages?  

Common Core State Standards Connections

Reading standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies

Standard 1 (Grades 9-10): Evaluate and author’s premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other in formation

Standard 2 (Grades 6-8): Write arguments focused on discipline specific content

Worksheet Activity: Object Analysis

Using the PDF worksheet in the sidebar, complete an object analysis worksheet for this ship model.  Perhaps complete it before learning more about the model, and then again after reading the artifact article.  Did any of your answers change?

Common Core State Standards Connections

Writing, Grades 3-5

Standard 1 - Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

Standard 9 - Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Speaking and Listening, Grades 3-5

Standard 1 – Engage in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade-level topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Reading for Information, Grades 6-12

Standard 7 – Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g. visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

Writing, Grades 6-12

Standard 1 – Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Standard 9 – Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Speaking and Listening, Grades 6-12

Standard 1 – Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade-level topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Reading for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Grades 6-12

Standard 2 – Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

Standard 7 – Integrate visual information (e.g. in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

Writing for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Grades 6-12

Standard 1 – Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.

Standard 9 – Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.