This lesson is the first in a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history.
In today's lesson, students have the opportunity to explore the unit calendar and syllabus. They will then begin work on a WebQuest project that will build their background knowledge in preparation for this unit.
Inside this folder, you will find a detailed lesson plan, a "Please Do Now" for use with students, and the WebQuest project that students will complete this week.
This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.