In Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, the main character Cricket runs away to live in the woods while she searches for the Bird Room. She makes her way to the ruins of Electric City, an abandoned sawmill town overgrown with trees and other wildlife. Students can use the novel as a starting point for finding out more about sawmills and the lumber industry.
How is lumber processed?
How did lumber mills influence the development of towns?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
Computer and projector for class discussion
Computers for student use
Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Hackl
- 7-1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the growth and impact of global trade on world civilizations after 1600.
- European expansion during the 1600s and 1700s was often driven by economic and technological forces. To understand the influence of these forces, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:
Lesson Created By: SamanthaBell, Jo Hackl