Scientists of the 1920s
|Overview:||To understand the opinions and views of scientists in the 1920s, students will investigate a scientist from that era and create a Power Point summarizing their findings.|
|Objective:||After completing this activity students will be able to:
|Time Required:||Three class periods of 45 minutes.|
|Topic/Subject:||Technology, Industry & Women's History|
|Era:||Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929 & Great Depression /World War II, 1929-1945|
Illinois Learning Standards: Common Core Standards:
CC.K.12.W.R.7: Research build and present knowledge.
CC.K.12.W.R.9: Research to build and present knowledge form informational text.
CC.6.SL.R.5: Presentation of knowledge and ideas with use of media.
CC>6.R1.1: Key ideas and details citing textual evidence.
|Analysis Tools:||Article Analysis Sheet (available on PDF)|
|Rubric:||Grading rubric for Power Point slides (available on PDF)|
|Other:||iPad, Computer Lab|
|Library of Congress Items:||New York tribune, August 10, 1922, Image 24|
|Online Resources:||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Oracle Think Quest|
|Library of Congress|
|Third Millennium Online|
|1. Students will complete the Article Analysis Sheet and study the New York Tribune article in class with the teacher. Teacher can pass around the iPad with the image for a closer look.||Library of Congress Item
|2. Teacher will explain the assignment for which students will research scientists from the 1920s and make two Power Point slides explaing their accomplishments. Teacher will hand out grading rubic to students.||Rubric|
|3. Students will have two days in the computer lab to gather information and create their two Power Point slides. The Library of Congress website (under browse by topic) and other websites listed above will be used to find and research a scientist of their choice. The rubic will show the student what to include on each Power Point slide. The websites are also listed on the rubric for students.||Online Resources
|4. Students will present their Power Point slides to the class.|
Completion of Power Point presentation.