An exciting lesson on the International Workers of the World in the context of the Progressive Era using Pokémon cards.
Aim of the lesson: Students will analyze excerpts from primary sources in order to summarize the ideas of four important founders of the I.W.W.; William D. Haywood, Eugene v. Debbs, Daniel DeLeon, and Mother Jones.
Materials Provided: (1)Excerpts from “Cause and Effect” by Eugene V. Debs, “Reform or Revolution” by Daniel DeLeon,”The General Strike” by William D. Haywood, and “Speech to Striking Coal Miners” by Mary Harris Jones; (2) Pokemon cards for Eugene V. Debs, Daniel DeLeon, William D. Haywood, and Mary Harris Jones; (3) Vocabulary Sheet; (4) Analytical fill in chart; (5) Analytical Workheet
NYS adapted SS Common-Core learning Standards in this lesson: 11:RH2 Determine the central ideas of a primary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships between key details and ideas. 11:WHST9 Apply evidence from the informational texts provided to support and construct an evidence based argument through analysis, reflection, …