Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

This lesson focuses on the Dust Bowl and asks students to analyze primary documents, read excerpts from the Grapes of Wrath, and complete the lesson with a figurative language "illustrative" writing.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Keywords:

Dust Bowl, Grapes of Wrath, 5E

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

Collections:

None
Update Standards?

SS5H3.a: Social Studies Georgia Standards of Excellence - Grade 5

Discuss the Stock Market Crash of 1929, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, the Dust Bowl, and soup kitchens.

ELAGSE5RL4: ELA Georgia Standards of Excellence - Grade 5

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

ELAGSE5RL6: ELA Georgia Standards of Excellence - Grade 5

Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.

ELAGSE5RL7: ELA Georgia Standards of Excellence - Grade 5

Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

ELAGSE5RI4: ELA Georgia Standards of Excellence - Grade 5

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

ELAGSE5RI9: ELA Georgia Standards of Excellence - Grade 5

Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
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