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1 Teaching Demo - Judy McAlvey Chippewa River Writing Project Summer Institute Situation: 1. An American history classroom 2. Wrapping up a unit on the ‘Roaring Twenties’ 3. Major topics already covered Role of Women in the 1920’s America on the move: People moving from rural areas to the cities Harlem Renaissance Growth of Mass Media: Movies, Newspapers/Magazines, Radio Increase of crime during prohibition; Gangs; Al Capon, ”Scarface” with J. Edgar Hoover on their trail Purpose: To learn about a well-known figure who lived during the ‘Roaring Twenties’ Audience: 9 th and 10 th graders on a combine class Media: Power Point Presentation Genre: Historical non-fiction using primary sources and secondary sources

2 The Life of Charles Lindbergh CREATE A TRI- FOLD BROCHURE

3 1. Contentions – Why is it important to learn about American history? 1. We need to know that history stores information that helps to explain and understand the behavior of people and societies. 2. History serves as a springboard that shapes future events. 3.Knowing history is no guarantee of good character, but it is nourished by a grounding in past examples.

4 4. We need to build life skills that demonstrate we can interpret and communicate information in diverse ways; to include creating graphic designs. Conclusion: We need to be competent, passionate readers and self-assured, ardent writers if we are to increase our knowledge of American history. 5.All writers, in any genre, have the right to express their own voice in any work they create.

5 What do you know already about Charles Lindbergh?

6 Quote "I have seen the technology I worshipped and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve.“ Charles Lindbergh

7 What are you to do? DESIGN A TRI-FOLD BROCHURE GIVING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE LIFE OF CHARLES LINDBERGH 1.Why was Lindbergh famous? 2.Early background: when/where born; family history 3.Major achievements/recognitions/ events 4.Advanced years: lifestyle/ residence; how, when, and where he died 5.New information learned (List 5) 6. Response to quote & Cite References

8 STEPS TO SUCCESS 1. Create tri-fold brochure template 2. Front Cover - Topic - Image 3. Entitle each flap with one of the required topics

9 Primary Source Interpretation "I have seen the technology I worshipped and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve.“ Charles Lindbergh 1.Why do you think Lindbergh make that statement? 2.Did you find any information to support your answer? 3.How has technology changed the face of America?

10 Inside Flap 5 Most Interesting Things I Learned Back of brochure Response to Quote Cite References Created by Mrs. McAlvey Front of Brochure Title Picture Cite web source of picture

11 Inside Left Flap THE KIDNAPPING Inside Center column Why Lindbergh is famous Inside Right Flap Remarkable Events of Lindbergh’s Life

12 Inside Left Flap THE KIDNAPPING Inside Center column Why Lindbergh is famous Inside Right Flap Remarkable Events of Lindbergh’s Life In 1930 the Lindbergh baby was kidnapped. A ransom was paid and the bills eventually led to the arrest of Bruno Hauptmann. Revised to: During the 1930’s when most of the country was suffering from poverty because of the Great Depression, some people decided to turn to crime. Hauptmann was such a person. Lindbergh was wealthy and famous which made him a perfect target for such an enterprise.

13 What insight does McCullough give us regarding Lindbergh’s quote? "The evil of technology was not technology itself, Lindbergh came to see after the war, not in airplanes or the myriad contrivances of modern technical ingenuity but in the extent to which they can distance us from our better moral nature, or sense of personal accountability." David McCullough (Brave Companions)

14 A lesson to be applied: How are we using our advanced technology today? In today’s digital world and with the development & expansion of the social media, we have a moral responsibility to use these technological devices to advance the good for our society & the world.

15 3. Knowing history is no guarantee of good character, but it is nourished by a grounding in past examples.

16 The value of studying history 4. We need to build life skills that demonstrate we can interpret and communicate information in diverse ways; including using graphic designs.

17 Other Applications for Tri-folds 1.To promote school and school events 2. To promote community events 3. To use by business entities 4. To transfer format for science, English, and other class projects 5. To promote youth activities

18 Now it’s your turn to venture into the blue!

19 Common Core Standards Key Ideas and Details RH Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information. RH Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text. RH Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them. Craft and Structure RH Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science. RH Analyze how a text uses structure to emphasize key points or advance an explanation or analysis. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas RH Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text. RH Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources. Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity RH By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 9–10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

20 Objective of Lesson To demonstrate how the writing process using graphics can be used across the curriculum and how it transfers to life-skills.

21 Citations spirit-of-st-louis/


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