Last week I asked my 6th-8th grade students in my Mild/Moderate Special Education Social Studies class what Memorial Day is- and surprisingly only a handful of them knew!
I created this simple PowerPoint mini-lesson to teach my students the purpose and significance of the holiday. My students read far below grade level, and so the simplified language and large visuals would also be appropriate for students who are English Language Learners.
- KWL Chart to activate prior knowledge, generate questions, and assess learning
-Simple 6 slide PPT with large photographs as visuals
-Cloze Notes (the PPT is color coded, words that need to be written are red and underlined)
-Exit Ticket to review the information