Lesson Plan – Modern uses of folk wisdom

General

Teacher

Grade Level

11th Grade

Classroom

Concept

Reading comprehension and critical thinking

Goals

By performing the tasks within this activity (reading and interpreting old wives tales, applying insight into why it was thought to work, and coming up with actual remedies), students will employ a variety of techniques. They will learn how to read and comprehend older language or stories, translate that into modern vocabulary and thought, and analyze the historical bearing on the origin of the myth or folk remedy. It is intended for grades 11 and higher.

Tags
  • english
  • history
  • critical thinking

Standards

  • 3.RI.3

    “Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.”

    Reading Informational › Key Ideas and Details

  • 3.RI.3

    Reading Informational

  • 3.RI.3

    Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

  • 3.RI.3

    Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

  • 3.RI.3

    Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

  • 3.RI.3

    Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

Materials

Materials

Notebook, pen or pencil

Media (URLs)

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