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Students will analyze historical contexts, especially political and social influences of a woman in the 1890s and make real world connections to today.
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will be able to:
Additional Learning Objective(s):
31 to 60 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
"A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin, play money or index cards with a money value written on it, historical investigation handout
Technology Resources Needed:
Computer with Internet access or web enabled devices such as a smart phone
This lesson should follow students reading "A Pair of Silk Stockings."
Formative assessments of the graphic organizer connecting the historical context with the evidence from the text. Students should include specific references to text with a direct quote for each statement.
To extend the lesson, students may write a dialectical journal entry discussing how the quote reflects Mrs. Sommers' motivation for her choices.
For students who may need extra assistance, complete the first two items on the graphic organizer as a whole group discussion to model how to locate evidence from the text.
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