Grace Barker (Social Studies)Nicole Hancock (Social Studies)Standards: This lesson works in conjunction with the Illinois State Standards.
.9-10.SL.5 Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Make strategic use of digital media (e.g.,textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhanceunderstanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
.9-10.L.4.c Vocabulary Acquisition and Use:
onsult general and specialized referencematerials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find thepronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning, its part of speech, or itsetymology.Procedures:1.
DR-TA: Students will get the article; they will have 30 seconds to read the title, look at pictures,read captions, etc. to get a quick glimpse as to what the article will be about. The teacher willthen ask the students to guess what the article is about. All guesses will be written on theboard. We will read the first paragraph, then talk as a group about what the students think thearticle is about. We will repeat this process with the second paragraph as well.2.
The students will be split up into four groups to finish the article. Each group will be assignedtwo paragraphs until the remainder of the article is distributed. They will be directed to look forconfusing words that they would like to discuss as a group. We will write all of the hard wordson the board, and choose 4 words as a class to look up and learn.a.
Some choice words from the article could include: amiable, consensus, depicting,persona, inadvertently, reminiscent, clashes, adjunct, montage, lamebrained3.
The class will split up into the same 4 groups, and the each group will be assigned one word todefine and explain to the class what the sentence means. These four words will be added to ourclass word wall4.
We will then shift gears to teaching the historical views of the poor in America. We will ask thestudents what they know about living as a poor American during the Great Depression. We willwrite everything we know about the subject.a.
Possible leading questions are: the years of the Great Depression, the thoughts theyassociate with when thinking of this era, possible jobs of the poor, living conditions, howmuch money was needed to surviveb.
We will present students with information about the Great Depression:i.
Dates 1929- late 1930s/early 1940sii.
Began on September 4
, 1929 when the stock market crashed. AKA BlackTuesdayiii.
All countries were affected; not just America.iv.
We will then show a clip from