AN INTERACTIVE EXPLORATION OF HISTORY! With the "Dark Brown Dog" Unit explore analogies, social satire, author's tone, and Reconstruction in post-slavery America with Stephen Crane's short story written in 1900 "Dark Brown Dog." The unit is aligned with Common Core and tackles some challenging concepts in the middle school English and history classroom. In addition, the story is engaging and unlike other short stories of this time period to ensure student engagement.
This 10 day unit includes:
-Vocabulary Building using "4 pictures; 1 word" vocabulary game
-Full text of "Dark Brown Dog" with isolated vocabulary and definitions
-History Lesson on post-slavery America with informational text, video inclusion, and isolated key words.
-Primary sources picture sort
-Class discussion questions
-Interactive and collaborative group final project with teacher assessment rubric
In addition, the Jim Crow: Choose Your Own Adventure layers student understanding of experiences during post-slavery America. With the Jim Crow Choose Your Own Adventure, let this generation discover history and the allure behind the 1980’s genre of choose your own adventure while experiencing the limitations of Jim Crow laws in many states.
First, in this interactive lesson, students complete 4 unique life journeys completely guided by student choice.
Then, students chose from one of their life journeys to develop a time period narrative. The last time this lesson was used, a student ran by me saying, “This is so much fun.”
In this lesson, designed to be interactive, choice-driven, engaging, and informative, cross-curricular learning becomes relevant, hands-on, and entertaining.
The BUNDLE includes the following independently priced items:
Jim Crow: Choose Your Own Adventure
A Dark Brown Dog
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