- Thinking & Reasoning
- Social & Civic Responsibility
3 class periods that run 90 minutes each.
- The student will be able to recall and relate information relative to pre-Reconstruction America.
- Who were the most important contributors in early American history?
- What contributions were made during this time period?
- How has early American history affected present day America?
Main Curriculum Tie:
Social Studies - U. S. History II
Standard 1 Objective 1
Examine the American colonial experience.
Materials:Textbookinternetencyclopediapaper and pencil
Background For Teachers:General information on pre-Reconstruction AmericaHow to write a newspaper article
Student Prior Knowledge:
U.S. History I
Intended Learning Outcomes:The student will be able to recall and relate information relative to pre-Reconstruction America.The student will show who were the most important contributors in early American history.The students will explain what contributions were made during this time period.The students will relate how early American history has affected present day America.
Instructional Procedures:Teacher will give a brief review of pre-Reconstruction history.Students will be put into groups of 2-5.Teacher will demonstrate how to write a newspaper article.Teacher will have each group pick a time period or event from pre-Reconstruction America,Students will use whatever research tools are available to search for information on the people, the events, the culture, the economy, and the government of that time period.The students will work together to put together a newspaper that reflects the above aspects of that time period. They may have editorials, fashion, music, food, sports, news, biographies or any other sections they wish to show.Each group will present their newspaper to the class and then each group will read the other groups papers.
Students should be given the grading criteria ahead of time.(See Assessment)
Assessment Plan:The newspapers will then be placed around the room for all class members to read. Class members will take notes on each of the papers and then turn in their notes: preparation points only. Assessment will be done by rubric.
The students will present their newspaper to the class
Created Date :
Aug 06 2002 16:11 PM