For this activity I had student read NPRs 2016 article "Creamed, Canned And Frozen: How the Great Depression Revamped US Diets". While reading on Chrome Books, students needed to complete double sided journals to practice active reading. After students are to answer several probing and skills based questions.
This is a nice self contained activity were students can work independently or with a pair. I have included PDF and Word versions of this page if you would like to edit anything.
I love days when Social Studies and ELA blend, and this was one of those days. I started off the day with an analysis of Brother Can You Spare a Dime!