Learning objectives

Objectives: The following objectives relate to the in-class activities:
· Students will compare and contrast the movie depiction of the Collinwood
fire with three additional text and visual sources from the website, finding three commonalities and differences.
· Students will close read documents on the Collinwood fire and report out the key ideas and supporting details.
· Students will identify three to five ways their school is built differently from the Lake View school.
· Students will find and review one outside media source on a current events

topic. They will compare and contrast the different ways the media’s portrayal has influenced public opinion.

Linking to Standards: The following Common Core Standards and the C3 Framework are applicable to this website and may be used to assess student learning.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1exam-eigth-grade-graduation-bullit-kansas-1912-webEighth Grade Graduation Exam, Bullitt County, Ky., 1912. Spelling and History sections only. Click image for full exam. Bullitt County History Museum.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.

Craft and Structure:

Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge:
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


Dimensionmemorial-back-plaque-best-webRear Plaque on Collinwwood Fire Memorial listing Names of the Dead, Lake View Cemetery. 1: Developing Questions and Planning Inquiries

D1.2.9-12. Explain points of agreement and disagreement experts have about inter- pretations and applications of disciplinary concepts and ideas associated with a com- pelling question.

D1.4.9-12. Explain how supporting questions contribute to an inquiry and how, through engaging source work, new compelling and supporting questions emerge.

D1.5.9-12. Determine the kinds of sources that will be helpful in answering compelling and supporting questions, taking into consideration multiple points of view represented in the sources, the types of sources available, and the potential uses of the sources.

Dimension 2: Applying Disciplinary Tools and Concepts
D2.Civ.14.9-12. Analyze historical, contemporary, and emerging means of changing societies, promoting the common good, and protecting rights.

D2.Geo.6.9-12. Evaluate the impact of human settlement activities on the environmental and cultural characteristics of specific places and regions.

D2.His.1.9-12. Evaluate how historical events and developments were shaped by unique circumstances of time and place as well as broader historical contexts.

D2.His.4.9-12. Analyze complex and interacting factors that influenced the perspectives of people during different historical eras.

D2.His.6.9-12. Analyze the ways in which the perspectives of those writing history shaped the history that they produced.

D2.His.7.9-12. Explain how the perspectives of people in the present shape interpretations of the past.

D2.His.8.9-12. Analyze how current interpretations of the past are limited by the extent to which available historical sources represent perspec- tives of people at the time.

D2.His.10.9-12. Detect possible limitations in various kinds of historical evidence and differing secondary interpretations.

Dimension 3: Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence
D3.1.9-12. Gather relevant information from multiple sources representing a wide range of views while using the origin, authority, structure, context, and corroborative value of the sources to guide the selection.

Dimension 4: Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action
D4.1.9-12. Construct arguments using precise
and knowledgeable claims, with evidence from multiple sources, while acknowledging counterclaims and evidentiary weaknesses.


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