Urbanization: Chicago's Challenges Article Jigsaw & Discussion Activity

Urbanization:  Chicago's Challenges Article Jigsaw & Discussion Activity
Urbanization:  Chicago's Challenges Article Jigsaw & Discussion Activity
Urbanization:  Chicago's Challenges Article Jigsaw & Discussion Activity
Urbanization:  Chicago's Challenges Article Jigsaw & Discussion Activity
Urbanization:  Chicago's Challenges Article Jigsaw & Discussion Activity
Urbanization:  Chicago's Challenges Article Jigsaw & Discussion Activity
Urbanization:  Chicago's Challenges Article Jigsaw & Discussion Activity
Urbanization:  Chicago's Challenges Article Jigsaw & Discussion Activity
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Chicago is a great city to analyze from the sociological perspective. This activity has 4 articles regarding some of the challenges the city is currently facing: gun violence, gentrification, and educational inequalities. The titles of the articles students will read are:

Article #1:  Chicago’s Children Caught in the Crossfire

Article #2:  Why Whole Foods is Moving into One of the Poorest Neighborhoods in Chicago

Article #3:  'White People Out' Message Wrong, But Frustrations Warranted: Pilsen Group

Article #4:  Merger of Gold Coast School with Cabrini-Green School

Students will be asked to read one article individually and work in a group setting to apply sociological terms/theories to what they have read. They will report out to group members. Students are then asked to comment/question what they've heard from other students by writing their ideas on post-it notes and then doing a gallery walk to trigger conversation. The handout to help guide students to make clear sociological connections will help them tremendously. I have used this as a formal lesson while being observed by administrators and have gotten positive feedback. Students are very interested in the topic and the articles. The articles are accessible through a link that is available as a google doc included in this packet. If you enjoy the product, please give me a positive rating! Thank you!

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1 hour
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