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In this reading comprehensive worksheet, students read a factual passage about the Peaceful Protesters Henry David Thoreau, M.L.King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Cesar Chavez and answer comprehensive questions. Students answer 2 questions plus complete a 10 word crossword puzzle.
Third graders put a title on the front and decorate their drawings of the famous Americans with markers. They then place their drawings inside of the construction paper and secure them with staples or ribbon. Finally, 3rd graders select one famous American from their booklet, show his or her picture, and read what they wrote about that person to the class.
Discuss the meaning of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, explore figurative language, and read about Harriet Tubman and her courage. After the discussion, learners analyze painter/author Jacob Lawrence's use of composition and imagery, develop their own ideas, and use oil pastels to create works of art that show meaning and symbolism. The class creates a rubric and self-assess their work.
Read and examine primary source material in order to analyze, synthesize, and debate information about the Great Depression. Critical analysts research various source materials related to the Great Depression. They work in teams to debate both affirmative and negative positions on a given topic.
What is a boycott? Use this initial question to draw learners into today's lesson. They read "A Weapon For Consumers: The Boycott Returns," and answer a list of reading comprehension questions provided. Then, as a class, brainstorm a list of current and historic boycotts. You might have to aid with this activity, as it would be helpful to point out a good number of examples. Then, break your class into groups and assign each one a different identity. Whether they play the part of a worker, consumer, protester, or organization member, they have a list of questions to answer.