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Shirley Chisholm: A Trailblazer in U.S. History

Shirley Chisholm: A Trailblazer in U.S. History

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Grade Level Grades 6-12
Resource Type Activity, Handout, Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
State-specific

About This Lesson

Students will learn about Shirley Chisholm, her contributions to politics, and her legacy as a trailblazer in American history. After reading about Shirley Chisholm, students will create a campaign poster as if they were running for office like Shirley Chisholm and then participate in a class discussion.

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Lesson Plan Shirley Chisholm.pdf

Lesson Plan
May 22, 2024
106.9 KB

Handout Shirley Chisholm Bio.pdf

Handout
May 22, 2024
43.24 KB

Campaign Poster Project.docx

Activity, Handout, Interactive
May 22, 2024
7.91 KB

Discussion Questions.docx

Handout, Interactive
May 22, 2024
6.7 KB

Standards

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on- one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11–12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

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