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MFA SUMMER CLASS LESSON- Symbolism & The American Revolution: Liberty

Class:

Grade 8 U.S. Civics Honors students

Lesson Objective: 

Students will view and analyze the symbolism of various pieces of art regarding the American Revolution and the idea of "Liberty" to understand the underlying causes of the Revolution.

Methodology:

1.Students will use MFA for educators website to view and complete established model lesson.

2. They will answer Key Concept Questions for each image creating an outline for reflection and a model for their final American Revolution project:

3.Students will create a diverse online lesson on the MFA for Educators website using documents and images around their chosen "theme" of the American Revolution ( different theme that the idea of liberty)  

The lesson will:

~contain 5-8 slides/resources 

~include  2-3 Key Concept questions (1 "common") for each of their chosen documents/images /videos in their lesson.

~include ANSWERS to above mentioned  Key Concept questions

Logistics:

Lesson 1 of this assignment will take place over a long ( 90 minute block). Final Project will include 2 days of in class work with a totla of 5 days worth of indepedent work outside of class.

Resources:

School computer cart in classroom. 

Internet links from the following resources:

MFA for Educators Lesson Link

National Archives 

Massachusetts Historical Society

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Teaching American History

 

Common Core Standards Addressed:

Grade: 06

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2

Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.

Grade: 05  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3

Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

Grade: 05    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.5

Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.

Grade: 09, 10 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.9

Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance including how they address related themes and concepts.

Grade: 07 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.2

Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.

Grade: 09, 10 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.2

Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.

Created By

DEBORAH DIFRUSCIO

Subject

History/Social Studies

Grade Level

9-12


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