Log Cabin Project
Create a miniature log cabin that a settler from Fayette County may have lived in. You might choose to build John Conner's Trading Post or the first blockhouse.
Use items that can be found in your home. This should not be an expensive project to build. Natural materials will make it look more authentic. Sticks, construction paper, pretzels, cardboard, felt, fabric, etc. are possible materials. There is no limit to what you can use.
Your cabin must have a base or platform to rest on. This could be a cardboard box, shoebox, or cookie sheet. It should be sturdy. Add trees, rocks, grass, dirt roads, a river, tools a settler may have used, or any other items that could have been around the cabin.
Your project will be graded on creativity, craftsmanship, and attention to detail. I found several ideas on the Internet by searching under log cabin projects for kids. You may also use the Fayette County book to help with ideas. Have fun!
Due date: To be announced
Log Cabin Rubric
_____log cabin construction (10)
_____creative materials (10)
_____realistic scenery (10)
_____oral presentation (5)
_____Total (50 points)