Social Security Lesson Study

For my lesson study presentation, I will be introducing a portion of a Social Security lesson from Historical Thinking Matters (http://historicalthinkingmatters.org/ ). Students will do an icebreaker in the form of a drawing analysis, and subsequent pair share, on a publication poster which was distributed in 1936 and 1937 by the Social Security Board. (loc.gov/pictures/resource/ppmsca.07216/ ) The lesson allows social studies students to experience close reading of both the poster, and an excerpt from a NAACP representative’s speech at a 1935 Congressional committee hearing. From these documents, students consider those initially left out as beneficiaries of the Social Security framework. Students will also watch a brief video and listen to a historical analysis. We will conclude with a brief take-away exit ticket.

Source: historicalthinkingmatters.org/socialsecurity/

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