All Men Are Created Equal
Students will research an Internet web site (WebQuest: All Men Are Created Equal) to gain a better understanding of the experiences of the Cherokee, Japanese, and African-American people during their struggle for respect and tolerance. Students will then create a newspaper containing a news account and an editorial about one of the three groups.
- Develop research skills of extracting information from several sources and using it in a newspaper format.
- Increase their comfort level using ClarisWorks.
- Research and locate pertinent information.
- Identify examples of discrimination.
- Gain a better understanding of how intolerance has shaped the events of history.
- Study the history of the Declaration of Independence using the textbook and other school media center resources.
- Conduct class discussions on intolerance and discrimination in our society.
On the computer
- Using the Internet, students will use the WebQuest site (http://topcat.bridgew.edu/~kschrock/ED560/lamb) to research one of the three time periods in All Men Are Created Equal.
- Students take notes from historical accounts to create news stories and to write an editorial about one of the time periods.
- Students use the attachment,
ClarisWorks in Social Studies (File: Heroeswork)
to create the newsletter. The activity includes the opportunity to
experiment with importing Clip Art.
- During a subsequent class, students will present and exchange their newsletters .
- ClarisWorks Manual - creating a newsletter.
- File: Heroeswork.