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Myths and Lies

Myths and Lies

ORANGE B

GOALS/STANDARDS and BENCHMARKS:

  • 1.B.3a Preview reading materials, make predictions and relate reading to information from other sources.
  • 1.B.3b Identify text structure and create a visual representation (e.g., graphic organizer, outline, drawing) to use while reading.
  • 1.B.3c Continuously check and clarify for understanding (e.g., in addition to previous skills, draw comparisons to other readings).
  • 1.C.3a Use information to form, explain and support questions and predictions.
  • 1.C.3c Compare, contrast and evaluate ideas and information from various sources and genres.
  • 2.B.3a Respond to literary material from personal, creative and critical points of view.
  • 4.B.3a Deliver planned oral presentations, using language and vocabulary appropriate to the purpose, message and audience; provide details and supporting information that clarify main ideas; and use visual aids and contemporary technology as support.
  • 4.B.3b Design and produce reports and multi-media compositions that represent group projects.
  • 5.A.3a Identify appropriate resources to solve problems or answer questions through research.
  • 5.B.3b Identify, evaluate and cite primary sources.
    • Links to Social Studies Standards as well (depending upon the topic the student chooses to research).

OTHER OBJECTIVES:

  • Students will be able to read texts that are both primary and secondary and contemplate the historical accuracy written.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast factual information with knowledge that is outdated, antiquated, and./or incorrect.
  • Students will be able to conduct independent reading projects on historical inaccuracies and present their findings in an easily understood manner.

MATERIALS ARE KEPT BY:Jori Fox

ASSESSMENTS: correlated to the benchmarks and objectives

  • Graphic Organizers to go along with readings
  • Detailed post-it notes
  • Summariazations of reading materials
  • Formal Assessment:
  • Hero Worship Group Project
  • Lies Across America Presentation
  • Final Independent Project

CURRICULUM MAP

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
Class Introduction / Columbus Columbus/ N. Amer / Pocahontas Colonies / War for Independence Hero Worship Lies Across America Independent Project Research Independent Project / Present Terrorism and Myths Today

 

DESCRIPTIONS AND DIRECTIONS FOR TOPIC CLUSTERS, UNITS, CHAPTERS

DAY-BY-DAY LESSON PLANS

Week Tuesday Thursday
1 Class Introduction
- Class “Quiz” – Keep and hand in corrected at end of quarter
- Ayres book - That’s Not In My…. Part 5 Introduction
- Why “lie”/ creation of myths
- Portions from book Deadline by Crutcher

Why is History Taught This Way?
Columbus
- textbook lies – p. 38 – 39 Lies My Teacher Told Me
- Lies My Teacher…p. 102 – 103

Columbus on Trial
2 Columbus on Trial
N. Americans
- LMTTM p. 102 – 103, 107, 111 - 112
- “Plagues and Pilgrims- The Truth about the First Thanksgiving”
- “Canada Apologizes to Its Native People”
Pocahontas
- Movie clip Pocahontas
- Ayres book – “The Mysterious Death of Pocahontas”
- “Pocahontas Does Educate – Falsely”
- “Pocahntas as a Teaching Tool”
- “Pocahontas: The Reality”
- “A Barbie Doll Pocahontas”
3 Colonies / Rev. War
- Boston Tea Party : LMTTM p. 112 and That’s Not…p. 208 - 210
- Franklin Republic State : That’s Not… p. 11 - 14
- July 2nd vs. July 4th :That’s Not.. p. 21 - 23
- Slaves in the Revolutionary War : Founding Myths p. 175 - 191
- Myth of Brit. vs. Amer. Revolutionary War – really 1st Civil War – Founding Myths : p. 193 - 207
4 Hero Worship – Group Projects
- Paul Revere (Not lone rider) – Founding Myths – p. 11 - 26
- Thomas Jefferson (Real author of Dec. of Ind.?) – Founding Myths - p. 107 - 124
- Patrick Henry (“Give Me Liberty” speech) – Founding Myths - p. 145 - 156
- Abraham Lincoln (Abolitionist) – on own – no book reference
- Patriot Slave Owners: LMTTM p. 146 – 149
- George Washington – p. 56/57
5 Lies Across America
- p. 22 Lies Across America
- p. 459 – “Ten Questions to Ask at a Historical Site”
6 Independent Project Choices:
- Wright Brothers – That’s Not… p. 3 – 10
- Music Myths and Origins – That’s Not…p. 33 – 36
- John Wilkes Booth - That’s Not…p. 133 - 138
- Lindbergh and Ocean Flight - That’s Not…p. 204 – 207
- Betsy Ross That’s Not…p. 211 – 213
- Helen Keller (Communist) – LMTTM – p. 21
- Woodrow Wilson (White Supremicist)- LMTTM – p. 27
- Molly Pitcher (Myth) – Founding Myths – p. 27 – 44
- Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln Logs - LMTTM– p. 184
- Any unused project choices from Lies Across America (see project choice list in Index – circled topics)
Research
- Find one children’s book or textbook source that is outdated/incorrect/sugar-coated
- Read the correct historical source
- Find a way to present the two opposing viewpoints, so that others can understand the historical misconception
7 Work on Independent Projects
- Meet with teacher for conference
- Continue Research
Present Independent Projects
8 Terrorism and Today
- That’s Not… p. 117 – 121

 

Extra: Any unused independent project choices and/or and unused sites from Lies Across America