This is a three day Common Core lesson on Progressive Era Child Labor. Step by step instructions for the do now, mini lesson, group work activity, closure and homework are included for all three lessons.
Day One Activity: Students analyze the Louis Hines and Edward F. Brown reports on child labor, using the "analyzing primary source" guide and graphic organizer. (All primary source documents for these three lessons are included, in addition to the text and photo analysis guides and graphic organizer) Guiding questions for this analysis are included. (All guiding questions in all three lessons have a DOK Level of 2,3,4)
Day Two Activity: Students analyze 10 photographs taken by Louis Hines, using the analyzing primary source photos/prints guide and graphic organizer/worksheet. Guided questions included, as well as the photos.
Day Three Activity: Students read the Jacob Riis excerpt from "How the other Half Lives" and analyze using the analysis guide, guided questions, and the graphic organizer/worksheet. The primary source documents used in this lesson are scaffolded to meet a variety of reading levels. The Lexile Score on the Hines document is 860L, The Brown document is 1060L and the Riis excerpt is 1250L.
All documents contained in this lesson are in PDF format and are easily reproduced.
This lesson assesses Common Core Standards :
6-8 RH.7. Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with print or other information in print and digital texts
6-8 RH.1. Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources
And it addresses/ teaches Common Core Standards:
6-8 RH.2. Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
6-8 WHIST.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments or technical processes. (Common Core letter b)
This is my first time doing this, so I am completely open to any and all suggestions on how I can improve my submissions.