20th Century Multi-genre Research Paper

By: Mrs. Rachel Mann, Mrs. Jane Steinman
from Carmel Academy

Development of Critical and / or Creative Thinking

Subject(s) of entry:
History, Literature

PBL - project based learning, UBD - understanding by design

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
8, Middle school

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
6, 7, 8, Middle school

While discovering the events from 1920s-1940s, students focused on the lens of a particular individual that may have lived during the time period and experienced the events that occurred. Each student was asked to reflect on social, political, and economic events from the lens/perspective of the assigned individual to synthesize the information learned.

Entry Narrative

At the end of each decade, the students dressed up as their characters and participated in a fishbowl discussion. The students responded to world events presented to them and engaged in discussion with their peers. This brought to life the work we did together in class as well as the independent work they did as well.

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