Center and Book:
American Revolution - Revolutionary Friends by Selene Castrovilla (a book about a French perspective on the war)
Civil War/Slavery - Brick by Brick by Charles R. Smith, Jr (a book about building the White House with slave labor)
Immigration- Angel Island by Freedman (a book about Asians coming to Angel Island)
Economics - Brave Girl by Markel (a book about child labor)
Native Americans - Brotherhood by Westrick (a book about a Massachusetts boy and a Native American boy becoming friends)
Civil Rights - The Cart that Carried Martin by Eva Bunting (a book about civil rights and MLKJr)
The lesson will begin by posting the question, "What is Liberty." Students will get into groups to visit centers. Centers will include: American Revolution, Civil War/slavery, Immigration, Economics, Native Americans, and Civil Rights. Each will center will have a brief exit slip where students will answer the question "What is Liberty" according to the time period and theme of the book. Students should use a quote from the book in each exit slip. Once all of the centers are visited, students will present about one topic.
RI.5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specfic information in the text.
W.5.2 Write informative or explanatory text to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
SL.5.2 Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
SL.5.4 Report on a topic or text or present an opinion sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant descriptive details to support main ideas or themes speak clearly at an understandable pace.