The Life and Music of Celia Cruz

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Title:

The Life and Music of Celia Cruz

URL:

https://amhistory.si.edu/celiacruz/printable/downloads/PDF/Autobiography%20though%20Objects.Kto4.pdf

Content Source:

Smithsonian
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

In this lesson plan, students will analyze primary sources relating to Celia Cruz. Then, students will tell their own story using objects that are meaningful to them. 

Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 1
34 ) Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly. [SL.1.4]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.1.34- Describe familiar people, places, things, and events when communicating.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 3
24 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. [W.3.3]

a. Establish a situation and introduce a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. [W.3.3a]

b. Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations. [W.3.3b]

c. Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order. [W.3.3c]

d. Provide a sense of closure. [W.3.3d]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.3.24- Compose narrative texts by introducing characters or a narrator, organizing events in sequence, and providing an ending related to the event sequence.


Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 1
Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State
5 ) Identify historical events and celebrations within the local community and throughout Alabama. (Alabama)

Examples: Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, Mardi Gras, Boll Weevil Festival, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Black History Month (Alabama)

•  Differentiating between fact and fiction when sharing stories or retelling events using primary and secondary sources
Example: fictional version of Pocahontas compared to an authentic historical account


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.1.5- Engage in class conversations about Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, Mardi Gras, Boll Weevil Festival, Montgomery Bus Boycott, and Black History Month.


Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 3
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
11 ) Interpret various primary sources for reconstructing the past, including documents, letters, diaries, maps, and photographs.

•  Comparing maps of the past to maps of the present

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.3.11- Compare documents, letters, diaries, maps, and photographs and explain how they are used to reconstruct the past.


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Author: Ginger Boyd