A Common Core aligned unit that integrates multiple genres, requires students to integrate ideas across multiple texts and integrates writing into daily lessons.
Have you been looking for a unit that isn’t activity based, but requires students to identify key ideas and synthesize those ideas when examining poetry, fiction, information, video and visual texts? If so, Pullman Porters was designed for you.
Pullman Porters is a comprehensive five -week unit that examines the role of the porters in the development of the Pullman railroad and as a springboard for the Civil Rights Movement. A major purpose of the unit is to develop student proficiency with Common Core Standard 7: Synthesizing ideas across multi-genre texts.
The following resources are included: daily teacher scripts, learning targets, student texts and organizers, extension activities, assessments, answer keys, and a culminating activity.