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Using Pictures to Build Schema for Social Studies Content
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- The Boston Massacre by Michael Burgan (Capstone Press, 2006)
- Sheets of poster board
- Markers, pens, and pencils
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
- My Task List: Boston Massacre
- Anticipation Guide: Boston Massacre
- Image Analysis Sheet
- 4-Square Project Template
- Paul Revere's engraving of the Boston Massacre
- John Pufford's version of the Boston Massacre
- Howard Pyle's illustration (Image 1 on website)
- William C. Nell's illustration
- Engraving based on painting by Alonzo Chappel, 1868
|1.||Depending on your students' familiarity with the American Revolution and Paul Revere, you may want to teach "Paul Revere: American Patriot" or "Learning About Research and Writing Using the American Revolution" prior to beginning this lesson's activities.
|2.||Print out images of the Boston Massacre from the following websites:
|3.||Obtain a copy of The Boston Massacre by Michael Burgan.
|4.||Gather poster paper and art supplies (e.g., markers, pens, and pencils) for as many groups of three students as your class will form.
|5.||Make one copy of the Image Analysis Sheet and the Anticipation Guide: Boston Massacre for each student.
|6.||Make a copy of the My Task List: Boston Massacre, the 2-circle interactive Venn Diagram, and the 4-Square Project Template for each group.
|7.||Prepare and teach a poetry minilesson focusing on cinquains and ballads that will prepare students for the culminating activity.