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Learners develop a class definition of folklore. In groups, they read various folklores and discuss the loss of independence and how to survive. They answer discussion questions and compare the folklore tales to art. To end the lesson plan, they discover how past and present folklore has changed over time and compare it to the blues found in the Delta.
Students define national identity, explain importance of having national identity, describe America's national identity, work together and formulate class vision of what America's national identity is, identify United States symbols and explain how they express national identity of country, interpret documents and other artifacts for their contributions to national identity, and identify historical and modern day heroes who personify America's identity.
Students cognitively connect what would be important to a family that was enduring the Depression. They illustrate what would have been present in someone's home during the late 1920's and early 1930's. Students provide rationale for the examples they have chosen. They compare and contrast similarities and differences between a move today and a move in the early 20th century.
Here is a cross-curricular writing exercise. Although limited in its ability to entice learners, this worksheet on the Rise of European Nation-States has learners responding to 3 clear and simple prompts, each of which could lead to deeper research. Historians outline the decline of feudalism in the context of nation-states, nationalism as a source of conflict, and the importance of this time in European history. This would be a good reading companion.
Young scholars read and discuss a story, "Almaden." After studying Korean culture, students form groups to discuss relationships from a Korean point of view. Each group also answers given questions concerning modern Korean literature and events in the book. Young scholars play the "language game" where they identify examples of imagery of figurative language.
Students discuss 'The importance of voting'. They elect 5 candidates - each representing one of the five values. Each candidate presents a case why their value is important. The other class members then vote for whichever value/candidate they feel has given the best case. The winning value/candidate then presents a lesson on that value the following week.
Students investigate the historical perspective of how women were perceived in the labor force since 1920 forward. They conduct research that focuses on how the role of women has changed in different periods of time. They identify the times and the changes that took place.