April 24, 2016


Flash Freebie: The Year I Was Born
One-Day Lesson Plan for ELA and History
Relevant for Middle & High School
Requires Computer, Internet, and PowerPoint

Note to ELA & History Teachers: Below, you'll find student directions with links. Copy and paste this onto your own web page for easy student access. If necessary, you can always print and handout copies to your students. Whatever works best for you! If there is extra time, you might ask students to share their slides, and see the similarities and differences between perspectives and designs. Enjoy! 

The Year I Was Born

Learning Target: I can determine and summarize key information.
Directions: Create a PowerPoint slide to depict the main ideas of what was going on in the world during your birth year. Include news, the arts, entertainment, sports, celebrity gossip - whatever you're interested in.  

Slide Requirements

1. Create a title that delivers the main idea of the assignment.
2. Of course, identify the year.
3. Include at least 10 historically significant events.
4. Search and find three pics that directly relate to the events - use photos or clip art.

Below are two websites that may be helpful (you can also google "news events of _____"):

The People History  http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/yearsanddecades.html

News & Events by Year   https://www.infoplease.com/dayinhistory



History Standards 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

ELA Standards 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.7.2 (& 8.2, 9.2, 10.2, 11.2, 12.2)
Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

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