A model district-determined measure for 7th grade Geography, developed by the Collaborative in 2015 for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. A pre-assessment utilizes documents on the building of the Quabbin Dam in Central Massachusetts in the 1930s. The post-assessment utilizes documents on the building of the Aswan Dam in Egypt in the 1960s. Students use graphic organizers to prepare and then write a short essay on the costs and benefits of large water management projects.
Geography DDM Directions:
Geography DDM Resources:
- Current Quabbin Reservoir Reservation Watershed Map, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Water Supply Protection, Office of Watershed Management, 2015
- Map of Proposed Swift River Reservoir (1922) Courtesy Friends of the Quabbin
- Tebo Mill, Swift River Watershed Being Torn Down
- House on Truck, Courtesy Friends of the Quabbin