This is a nonfiction passage created to follow the new Social Studies standards for Tennessee. This passage teaches standard 5.27. The passage teaches about the industrialization of Tennessee through the increase of the coal, iron, and Coca-Cola production. I have created a passage, an organizer to use while students create a close read, and text dependent questions. A final writing activity will ask students to create a "selfie" of one of the Chattanooga attorneys who brough Coca-Cola bottling to Chattanooga. The students will then create a "blog" that one of these gentlemen might have created.
This is a great way to teach students one of the new Tennessee standards and incorporate the new common core reading and writing strategies as well! I hope you will consider purchasing this for your students. Thank you!