Launching the Performance Task: The1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

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Picture that! Pupils view photographs of the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, discussing what they know and wonder about each image. Then, scholars watch a short video about the historic event and complete a KWL anchor chart to record their observations. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have individuals write a diary entry from the perspective of someone who survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson one of 14 from the Grade 6 ELA Module 3A, Unit 2 series
  • In advance, cut each mystery photograph into thirds
Pros
  • Offers suggestions for meeting diverse learners' needs
  • Includes thorough teaching notes
Cons
  • None
Common Core