Lesson details

Grade
8
Subject

Social Studies

English Language Arts

Topic

Early 20th Century

Subtopic

The Depression - Hard Times for All

Technology Requirements: 
  • Internet access, computer, tablets/iPads, or personal devices
  • Applications for sharing group work with class (Padlet, Evernote, etc.)
  • Applications for drawing, creating graphics (Apple Notes, One Note, Adobe Sketch, etc.)
  • Applications for  presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.)
Other Materials & Considerations: 

Social Studies textbook for Grade 8

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Commemorating the "War to End All Wars"

Duration: 
Multiple days
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson
Project overview: 

In this unit students will review the events leading up to the United States’ involvement in World War I, analyze President Wilson’s speech to Congress asking them to vote favorably for war, explore its effects on South Carolina and how South Carolinians contributed to the war efforts, and how it was perceived through media such as propaganda posters. Students will then design a war memorial commemorating South Carolina’s war efforts.
 

Essential Question: 

How would you commemorate a war?

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Lesson created by: 
Hannah Baker