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  • 1. Lesson Plan Template <br />based on Understanding by Design by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins<br />Title of Lesson:Child Labor in The Industrial RevolutionAuthor:Deborah MacDonaldGrade Level: 4School:Central Avenue ElementaryTime Estimated: One Hour<br />Brief OverviewThis lesson will introduce The Industrial Revolution in the U S to fourth grade students. Historical Inquiry QuestionWhat effects did the Industrial Revolution have on children and families?Content KnowledgeAs a result of this lesson, students will know: The hardships and implications that the industrial revolution had on families and specifically, children. The students will internalize the feelings of child laborers and relate it to their lives today.SkillsAs a result of this lesson, students will be able to: Internalize the effects of child labor during the industrial revolution and apply their knowledge through a written journal response.CT Standards Addressed 1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 1.8, 1.13, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3Prior KnowledgePrior to teaching this lesson the students will read and discuss chapter 7 of The Connecticut Adventure pages 108-124 which introduces the industrial revolutionThis lesson is best suited to teach after a unit on colonial history.Resources neededLibrary of Congress Resources *Go to teacher’s site*click classroom materials then primary source sets then The Industrial Revolution in the United States resourcesThe Connecticut Adventure, by John W. Ifkovic, Gibbs-Smith Publisher***please include copies of hand-outs at the end of your lesson***Process of LessonExplain how the lesson will unfold. Write this section so that another teacher could follow your instructions.Focus Question posted on chart paper: How is the life of a child laborer the same and/or different than your life?Hook/Warm Up: Using the Smartboard, show the image Breaker Boys… Discuss scenarios of how this photo relates to the Industrial Revolution and children (open discussion)Inquiry Activity:Student handouts: 1. Child Labor in the Canning Industry of Maryland.2. Child Labor by Mrs StewardsonStudents will read the two handouts in groups of three or four then highlight the most important parts as they relate to the focus question.All groups will come together for a brief discussion on what was highlighted in each group as well as the content of the writings. Students will have the opportunity to revise what they have highlighted during the whole class discussion.Application Activity:The students will create a one page journal entry answering the focus question. Rubric will be provided to the students prior to the start of the writing piece.EvaluationSee attachedPossibilities for DifferentiationHow can this lesson be adapted for different learners (Visual, Spatial, etc.) or different classes (Honors, Special Education, English Language Learners)?*Activity could be presented orally*Activity can be shortened or lengthened to suit specific needs.* Higher level students could access the Library of Congress and find an additional primary source document.<br />