Mary Russell, English
Matt Baker, Social Studies
Jake Nesler, Social Studies
CI 473, Section EST
February 13, 2012
Lesson Plan Assignment No. 1: Reading
CC.9-10.W.2.a Text Types and Purposes: Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas,concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions; includeformatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful toaiding comprehension.
CC.K-12.SL.2 Comprehension and Collaboration: Integrate and evaluate informationpresented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
CC.K-12.R.R.2 Key Ideas and Details: Determine central ideas or themes of a text andanalyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and idea
Each student will be given a concept map graphic organizer. The concept in the center willbe four offshoot bubbles with four movie titles and their corresponding economic era:
A Corner in Wheat
(1909, Early Monopoly)
(1917, Boomtime and Immigration)
Grapes of Wrath
(1940, Great Depression)
(2010, corporate globalized economy)
Explain to students that they are to take note of the way poor people are depicted in thesefilms on the graphic organizer. Students should write keywords and phrases.
Show movie clips:
Show a two minute movie clip from each film, selecting scenes that depict stereotypes ofthe poor, and especially scenes that are mentioned in the article. Students will begin fillingout their concept maps for each movie while the respective clips are shown.
Reading the article:
Students will get into groups of five and read the article about depictions of the poor in filmstogether. Students are to take notes on the graphic organizer.