Lesson Plan

Piecing Together U.S. Cities

Let’s travel across the United States! In this city-themed lesson that integrates reading and social studies, students explore the culture and history of the cities in the United States.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to analyze the historical events of a city, locating details about the events and people. Students will be able to use the context within sentences to determine the meaning of unknown words or phrases. Students will be able to use information from timelines, pictures, and photos to understand the context of events in history.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Reference the city that the students live in to tap into their prior knowledge.
  • Ask students to describe some things they have seen in the city, including community workers who help around the city.
  • Tell the students that they will be learning more about cities in the United States.