Closer Readings Commentary

EDSITEment in the College-Ready History Classroom: Visual Literacy and Cross-Text Analysis

Learn how EDSITEment’s lesson, Factory vs. Plantation Life in North and South, can help satisfy Common Core Standards using a series of comparisons across and between primary historical documents. Students practice using visual literary skills that match the rigor of Common Core Standards (ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7 and CCRA.RI.9-10.7) for reading informational texts.

As students analyze historical documents, they will begin to appreciate the differences between North and South and the changes afoot in the United States that contributed to the developing conflict.

Lesson Plan: Lesson 1: Factory vs. Plantation in the North and South

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