Reflection: Relevance Using Prior Knowledge to Connect Journeys to Human Sacrifices in Pre-Colonial Times - Section 2: Warm-up: Brainstorming Activity


Although the initial lesson activity involves brainstorming ideas, this is a great time to link the activity to the skill of connotation and how varying associations of words can create multiple meanings to vocabulary words in context. For example, many students understood a journey to be the act of traveling to a new land/place. However, a few students saw a journey as an internal process where individuals travel through times of change or maturity. While I had not planned to go into a mini spill on connotation, my students sparked this talk through their examples which sets the stage for the overarching themes that will be revealed throughout this unit.

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Using Prior Knowledge to Connect Journeys to Human Sacrifices in Pre-Colonial Times

Unit 6: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
Lesson 1 of 11

Objective: SWBAT pose questions about information expressed by others, questions, and artwork related to the pre-Colonial time period.

Big Idea: Pose for the Camera! Now Click your Thoughts Back Into Pre-Colonial Times

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