Questions That Arose<br />How tall is the Blockhouse?<br />How long did it take to build?<br />What materials were used to build it?<br />How old is the Blockhouse?<br />Why was it built?<br />What was it used for?<br />Who is Mad Anthony Wayne?<br />What did he do?<br />Why was he buried here?<br />Why was the Blockhouse shaped like it is?<br />
Context of the Work<br />Social: The Blockhouse may be used as a tourist destination and an educational attraction for children learning about the Revolutionary War<br />Cultural: Location- why was the Blockhouse built behind the Soldiers and Sailors home?<br />
Context of the Work Cont.<br />Historical: <br />
Connection to Avalon Exhibit<br />Creating a still-life picture that tells a story <br />The use of dolls<br />The condition of the exhibit portrays Mad Anthony’s stay at the Blockhouse in his final days<br />Dire situation<br />Replication of an environment<br />Objects on the table were not under glass like at the Avalon exhibit. You could touch them<br />
Projects for Students<br />HISTORY<br />Students can research information about what was going on during the time when Mad Anthony Wayne was alive.<br />Anthony Wayne was a General in the Revolutionary War. What generals and what is their job?<br />ART<br />Use popsicle sticks to build the Blockhouse<br />Design their own flags<br />MATH<br />Measure the dimensions of the building<br />Calculate the height of the Blockhouse by using Trigonometry (use the shadow)<br />
Projects for Students Cont.<br />Science<br />Why did the builders use wood to make the structure? What properties of wood make it an ideal building material?<br />How has the environment caused the weathering of the building? (i.e. the effects of water, ice, heat, cold, wind)<br />English <br />Write a story about the Revolutionary War or Mad Anthony Wayne.<br />Learn how to spell words like; Revolutionary, soldier, sailor, General, etc…<br />Music<br />Write a song about Mad Anthony Wayne<br />Learn about war drummers and how they used a drum to keep the march in time<br />
Line of Inquiry<br /> Why did they build a second Blockhouse? How did they reconstruct the site without disturbing the grave site?<br />
Key Ideas<br />Important historical site for Erie because of how it connects to the Revolutionary War.<br />This site is ideal for school children who visit because it has an exploratory aspect with a lot of historical contextual information. <br />
Personal Reflections<br />Building looked really old<br />Reminded us of a museum<br />Reminded us of a camp site cabin<br />Nervous about walking up the spiral staircase to the second floor<br />The way the light got in through the cracks in the windows created unique lighting<br />
References<br />RoadsideAmerica.com. (2011). Where Mad Anthony Wayne Died. Retrieved from <br />http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/17318<br />
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