working collaboratively - Section 3: Mapping Local Color: Understanding American Regionalism (Part 1)

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A Look at Local Color: Reading Check & Regional Mapping

Unit 11: Literacy: What's Your (Local) Color? Regionalism in the American Short Story
Lesson 4 of 8

Objective: SWBAT draw on prior knowledge, responding to diverse opinions, in order to create a representation of the Regional characteristics of America.

Big Idea: We can use a GPS to look up where a place is, but students have preconceived notions of what the character of the place might be.

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English / Language Arts, Map Skills, Literature, Fictional Literature, mark twain, The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, Regionalism, Local Color, reading check, forming student groups
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