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11th Grade History Lesson Plan

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Document Type:Lesson Plan




All components below must be present.

Note: Sources obtained or borrowed must be cited (in the lesson plan and power point

presentation) whether they originate from a book chapter, an article, a website or a

fieldwork teacher you observed.

Grade Level: (9-12th)

Two Content Areas of Lesson:

Reconstruction and Industrialization & Urbanization.

Lesson Theme (overarching concept that will be taught, that applies to the subjects the group has decided to focus on):

The lesson will focus on understanding industrial development in the United States in the aftermath of the American Civil War, which is a period commonly known as Reconstruction.

Narrative Overview (2-3 short paragraphs):

• Describe the cross-curricular (at least 2 subjects) lesson or unit.

This lesson will provide significant insights relating to historical and economic development of the United States during this period. Therefore, it will cover History and Business subjects.

• Explain how different subject disciplines are interrelated and address the theme as

a coherent and cohesive unit, not separate entities.

The interrelated subject disciplines that address the theme as a coherent and cohesive unit are History and Business subjects. Through this lesson, students will learn both historical and economic development of the United States through industrialization and urbanization.

• Project intended student learning outcomes (SLO) upon lesson completion.

· To understand the role industrialization and urbanization played in development and growth of the United States.

· To understand the significance Reconstruction played in promoting the emergence of industrialization and urbanization in the United States.

· To understand the impact of Reconstruction, industrialization and urbanization on the modern American society.

Content & Language Objectives:

· To explore textual evidence and background information in learning materials on this topic.

· To demonstrate ability to examine textual evidence and develop clear and coherent writing that justifies own arguments on the topic.

Connection to Critical Relevant Pedagogy principles (GAY, 2010):

• List CRP principles, and at least one other reading that apply to this lesson unit.

· Teaching is validating.

· Teaching is comprehensive.

· Teaching is multidimensional.

· Teaching is empowering.

· Teaching is transformative.

· Teaching is emancipatory.

· The other reading that apply to this lesson unit is Inclusive Principles and Practices in Literacy Education by Marion Milton.

• Explain how each CRP and other reading connects to the lesson theme.

The first principle connects to the lesson theme on the premise that learning encounters on the topic will be made relevant to and effective for the diverse students (Gay, 2010). With regards to the second principle, the teacher will use cultural resources to promote understanding of U.S. industrial development while the third principle will be used as the premise for developing a suitable learning environment and collaborative teaching. Empowerment will be used to enable students understand the issue of reconstruction and industrialization in U.S. history while transformation will be the premise for adoption of alternative teaching methods. The final principle relates to the lesson theme on the basis that learning materials will be made available to the diverse students in the class. The additional reading connects to the lesson theme on the premise that it will help shape instructional strategies and practices adopted by the teacher.

Content/Common Core Standards (CCSS, ELD, NGSS, MATH..):

List each standard related to each subject discipline represented by number & description.

CCCSS: RH - 2: Key Ideas and Details

NGSS: WHST.9-12.2.a-e


Content Standards (K-12) for subject disciplines link: HSS11.2

English Language Development (ELD) Standards link: WHST.11-12.4-5

Required Materials for lesson (including realia/real objects):

· Textbooks.

· Teacher-created sourcebook/notebook.

· Computer and projector.

· PowerPoint presentations.

· Pen/Pencils and papers.

· Student journals

Essential Questions for lesson (2-4):

• Broad and open-ended lesson questions that apply to the two content areas you selected.

• Some questions can be general for the unit.

1. What have you learned about Reconstruction (1865-1877) and Industrialization and Urbanization (1870-1900) in the U.S.?

2. How did these historical periods shape the growth and development of the U.S.?

3. How did they contribute to the present state of the United States?

Assessment of Student

Learning Outcomes

• In bullet form, list each type of formative or summative assessment measure/tool.

• Explain how you will apply the assessment, and why you have chosen

these specific types of assessments.

· What is the purpose for using different types of assessments/tools?

· Explain how to…

Sample Source(s) Used


Gay, G. (2010). Culturally responsive teaching – theory, research and practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

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