3 R's: Revolution, Reaction and Reform

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Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Level:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary
Language:
English
Material Type:
Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Video
Abstract:
Ms. DiMaggio's 4th graders explore the essential but complex concepts of revolution, reaction, and reform. They begin with what she calls a "Quick Write" in which students independently write about anything they know about the three given words. Students then discuss what they've written in small groups. Next, students rotate around the room in teams to analyze photos of historical events responding in writing with ŇI see. . . I think. . . I wonder. . .. Ms. DiMaggio was careful in selecting a wide variety of photos to post given the complexity of these concepts and to address possible misconceptions or limits to understanding. For example, some students initially focused on the word ŇrevolutionÓ being related to war or the 1800's. When they analyzed a photo of technology, they quickly realized a broader definition of "revolution".

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