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Focus on the life of Dred Scott and the landmark Supreme Court decision using informational text, a map lesson, and summary writing activity. Your students will read an an article about Dred Scott's life, map Scott's travels across state lines, and summarize the case by writing a newspaper article as a journalist in 1857.
WHAT TEACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS PRODUCT:
♥ I have used this 2 years in a row! This may be the best purchase I've made on TPT.
♥ Great resource. My students especially enjoyed writing the news article about the case.
♥ The mapping activity was a great addition to the lesson! It definitely added to student understanding of this very important Supreme Court case! Thanks!
♥ A nice combination of skills. I liked the graphic organizer to help students organize their newspaper article.
INCLUDED WITH YOUR PURCHASE:
• Teacher's Guide: The comprehensive teacher's guide includes the following: discussion questions for each paragraph of the text, goals for the mapping activity, tips for the summary writing portion, and the Common Core standards addressed in this lesson.
• Dred Scott Informational Text: The included Dred Scott article is a two-page informational text detailing his life and fight for freedom.
• Dred Scott Map Activity: A black outline map and complete directions are included for students to map Dred Scott’s movement across state lines.
• Dred Scott Map Activity Answer Key: A full-color answer key is provided for the map activity. The answer key is extremely useful when the lesson is being given by a substitute teacher.
• Breaking News! Writing Prompt, Organizer, and Rubric: Students are asked to write a news article on the Dred Scott decision. A prewriting organizer and rubric are included to guide students through the writing process.
• News Article Template: A news article template is included with space for creative details and a picture.
• Example News Article: A student generated example article is provided as an option to show students before they begin the writing process.
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