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Lesson Plan September 10, 2019

Evaluating and Reshaping Timelines in The 1619 Project: New York Times for Kids Edition

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Lesson Summary: This lesson plan guides students in exploring a special kids' section of The New York Times titled "Why You Should Know About the Year 1619." Students will analyze historical timelines and construct timelines of their own. Links: 1619 kids' section Graphic organizer for this lesson
SECTIONS

Introducing the Lesson: Introducing "Why You Should Know About the Year 1619."

Warm-up Exercise: Creating a timeline of U.S. history and evaluating the events selected.

Analyzing the Timeline: Comparing The New York Times' U.S. history timeline with the class-generated timeline.

Analyzing the Column: Reading and discussion questions for "How I Became A Historian"

Analyzing the Column: Reading and discussion questions for "4 Myths About Slavery"

Extension Activities: 

1. Constructing a new timeline of U.S. history

2. Writing a short story about an overlooked event in U.S. history

3. Comparing multiple sources on a historical event and presenting an analysis

4. Evaluating historical sources and their educational value

 

 

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