Images can be a useful component in any subject. This lesson will guide students through an analysis of an image. Students will use critical thinksing skills to interpret an image. Students will then generate a hypothesis about the source and construct questions for further investigation.
High School Social Studies
Students will discuss the definition of a biography and determine what elements it contains. They will research a famous person and create a web graphic organizer with key achievements and personal information from their life. Peer feedback will be given on the web creation and then an oral presentation will be given.
Primary sources provide firsthand evidence and perspectives of historical events by the person writing them. Students will read various types of correspondence (letters, diaries, and postcards) and analyze their content. Students will then take on the role of a citizen and write a letter as if they were part of a major event of the Civil War.
Students will learn the process a case goes through to get to the Supreme Court and why some cases are determined to be landmark cases. Students will research various landmark cases in history and examine why the case was important and how it relates to the Constitution or one of the Amendments. The students will then select one of the landmark cases and act it out in class. Students who portray the judges will use their own opinions to determine the case and then the group will discuss if the decision is the same as the original case or if it was different and what significance today's world played in that decision.