After reviewing what we learned about the Brooklyn Bridge, I showed the students how we could apply more depth to our learning using icons from Dr. Sandra Kaplan. We talked about the unique “Details” of the bridge, the “Trends” and “Patterns” in bridge building that we saw from looking at other suspension bridges, and how the bridge “Changed Over Time”. Then the students each chose their own bridge from the Building Big website, and looked for similar information for their own bridges.
We also worked on a tough logic problem, and I was proud how hard everyone tried! Great thinking, 2nd grade!