What Were They Thinking? Christmas in the Early 1900s {SS and ELA CC Activity}

What Were They Thinking? Christmas in the Early 1900s {SS and ELA CC Activity}
What Were They Thinking? Christmas in the Early 1900s {SS and ELA CC Activity}
What Were They Thinking? Christmas in the Early 1900s {SS and ELA CC Activity}
What Were They Thinking? Christmas in the Early 1900s {SS and ELA CC Activity}
What Were They Thinking? Christmas in the Early 1900s {SS and ELA CC Activity}
What Were They Thinking? Christmas in the Early 1900s {SS and ELA CC Activity}
What Were They Thinking? Christmas in the Early 1900s {SS and ELA CC Activity}
What Were They Thinking? Christmas in the Early 1900s {SS and ELA CC Activity}
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Bringing Social Studies, reading, writing and holiday together, this activity is perfect to get kids thinking about the past, while also inspiring kids to use their researching skills to discover what Christmas was like in the 1900s.

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Students will first take notes on information they research and on the two articles that are included with this packet. Using the information they now have, they will take a look at 11 holiday photographs from the years1890-1920, but with a twist. Each of the photographs has thought and speech bubbles embedded, as the kids will fill these in with "What they were thinking" when the photo was taken. Students will think crtically using their researched information to fill in these elements.

On the back of each of the photos there is also a sheet which asks students to think about "What they see, What they know, and What they still have questions about." This allows students to develop critical social studies skills while looking at the primary sources.

Included in this pack of materials are two projects that you may choose to complete. One an essay based on the information found, and the other a presentation.

If you have any questions, please message me. :)

Thank you for looking!!

*CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3b Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

*CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

*CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
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Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
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33 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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