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LESSON PLAN TITLE
World War II
RELATED NCSS STANDARD
Global Connections F:
- Investigate concerns, issues, standards, and conflicts related to universal human rights, such as the treatment of children, religious groups, and effects of war.
How can we interpret Art for understanding?
- Primary documents
- Literary texts
- Audio/visual aids
- Graphic organizers
Museum Arts (http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/wwii-and-nyc)
- Basic Skills Development
- Procedural knowledge
- Information knowledge
- Students will enhance their writing and observation skills.
- Students will visit New-York Historical Society Museum & Library.
- While at the museum students will be reviewing different exhibits of WWII and they will discuss their observations with their peers.
- Students will analyze important people and events that occurred during World War II.
- Content Presentation
- Active Learning
- Students will observe different collections upon arrival at the museum.
- Students will explore first WWII & NYC and thhe impact of the war on the metropolis, which played a critical role in the national war effort, and how the city was forever changed.
- Students will be reminded what is expected of them at the museum. They will be given their task which they will complete for homework.
- Students will be look at WWII from extensive collections that was loan to New-York Historical Museum from the US Navy, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Students will study an collection on the struggles over Civil Rights and segregation to the Times Square celebration of V-J Day answer the following questions:
- What was some struggles that people faced during the civil rights?
- Who was in the exhibit?
- What was happening in the exhibit?
- If they was there at that time, what would have been their reactions and why?
- Once we arrive back at the school, we will discuss and share out what we saw at the museum. Each student will share their stories.
PRACTICE: (IN-CLASS OR H.W.)
Students will select a painting from the museum of their choice and write a 1 page essay describing the picture. They should include, the area of which the picture over, who was in, what was going on in the picture and if they was there at that time, what would be their reactions and why?
I would collect and assess student’s responses about the painting and how well they related to it.