Bridges of Portland
Students travel to Bridge Town in Portland, Oregon to explore the history, purpose, and unique impact of various bridges on community and commerce along the mighty Willamette River. Participants see the city of Portland through a unique lens while also making global connections to the purposes of bridges around the world.
Length: 45 minutes
Target Audience: grades 5-12
Up to 100 participants via Zoom Webinar or one full class via standard video conferencing call.
Students open the FTL study guide to follow along and participate throughout the trip.
Teacher and students explore the Portland are via-Google Earth.
For each bridge location, students will explore the purpose, population it serves, type and style of each bridge. Bridges include the Steel Bridge, Burnside Bridge, Hawthorne Bridge, and Tilikum Pedestrian Bridge.
As students explore each location, they complete questions and reflections on their study guide.
The participant will identify connections and interdependencies between global and local issues.
The participant can ask appropriate questions to check their understanding of concepts that have been explained.
The participant can use formulaic language to ask questions to invite people to clarify their reasoning.
The participant can leverage technology to engage in real-time with local and global culture.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RST.9 — Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.
Wendy Lee –
We are studying the UN Sustainable Development Goals and this was a great trip to supplement that learning.