Lessons and Units: The Watsons go to Birmingham—1963 5TH GRADE UNIT

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Get ready to read The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 with a lesson about historical fiction. Spanning several centuries, the resource prompts learners to guess the historical era of a story based on a word or phrase in the text. In addition, class members read a short story about Paul Revere's ride.

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Classroom Considerations

  • Does not align directly with The Watsons Go to Birmingham, but is useful with any unit on historical fiction
  • The font for the lesson plan is small and hard to read
Pros

  • A good addition to an interdisciplinary language arts and social studies unit
  • Contains tips for teaching about historical fiction in a language arts context
Cons

  • Does not seem like a complete and cohesive lesson, but there are useful parts to take from it