The following is a list of ideas for possible lessons. Some of the information
needed can be found on the resource pages. Please add your own ideas to
- All Areas - Research and reconstruct the original stonewall that ran
through the school grounds.
- Economics - Using school furniture prices from 1939 or 1961 have students
create a Consumer Price Index to calculate the overall rate of inflation
of school furniture.
- Economics - Have students compare wage rates from 1939 with wage rates
today. Have the students calculate the inflation rate between 1939 and
2002. Have wage rates kept up with the rate of inflation? Are workers
better off today or in 1939.
- Oral History - Have students interview a person involved with one
of the phases of the construction of Winnisquam Regional High School
and write an oral history.
- History/Economics - Simulate a town meeting to approve the 2002 Expansion.
Assign students to take on different roles, such as parents, senior
citizens, town officials, environmentalists, teachers, school officials,
- History - Have students do research on the school and surrounding
- Current Events - Have students do research into current issues related
to the building project, such as Wetlands Regulations.
- Law - Have classes do research on permits, wetland regulations, legislation
of handicapped accessibility in public buildings, etc.
- Have students conduct soil sampling to determine the nature of the
soil, and discusss the impact this has on the project.
- Have students create topographical maps.
- Have students research environmental issues associated with building
project, such as unsuitable soils, wetlands, asbestos removal, and track
- Introduce students to technical writing by examining resources related
to the 2002 Expansion.
- Have students write an editorial approving or disapproving the 2002
- Have students research any issue related to the construction of the
building a write a paper.
- Have students use room sizes, site specifications, topo maps, budgets,
equipment specifications, bidders requirements, etc. in the application
of mathematical formulas.
- Have students apply Geometric concepts to the architectural design
and construction techniques employed.
- Use the project layout when teaching Geometry and surveying.