This two day lesson plan and resources provides students with primary and secondary source information to help them understand the book The Jungle and the effects that the book had on society.
Do Now: Students should observe the photographs on the screen and annotate/discuss what they see with a group or partner. (5 minutes)
Listening Activity: Students should follow along and fill in the blanks for their note sheet. You could also provide students with a copy or put the notes in a power point. (10 Minutes)
Group Reading Activity: Students should work together to read the excerpts from the Jungle. As they read they can draw the most disgusting part and quote the text. Share answers with the class/ discuss if there is time. (15 to 20 Minutes)
Meat Raffle Exit Ticket: Student should try to guess what the target learning objective for today’s class was. The tickets can be placed in a box and one name drawn to receive a beef jerky or some other type of processed meat. Or you could just raffle off a homework pass for fun. (5 minutes)
Do Now: Students will watch a video clip to review yesterday’s lesson and fill out a “notice/wonder” organizer. Discuss notes as a class. The teacher can also share a few learning targets from the exit tickets from yesterday to help kids focus. (10 minutes)
Independent Writing: Students will write a letter from the point of view of an immigrant working in a meat packing plant. If some students finish before others they can study the flashcards on the opposite side of the sheet. (20 minutes)
Fish Bowl Discussion: Choose 5 students to engage in a fish bowl discussion for the class. Students surrounding the discussion can write down one interesting thing that was said on a post it note as their exit ticket. (10 minutes)