Lesson

Life during the early South Carolina Textile Mill Era through poetry and photography

Lesson Overview

During this SmartARTS lesson, students will learn what life like during the early South Carolina Textile Mill Era. Students will analyze photographs and close read a poem in order to gain information and use visual literacy skills.  Students will also create a metaphor and draft a short informal poem/story. Language arts vocabulary includes setting, character, dialect, line, and metaphor.  This lesson provides a strong foundation for research. 
Concepts: Visual literacy, Elements of poetry, Textile Mill Era, Writing Process, Research

Duration
Less than 1 hour
Lesson Type
1:1 Lesson

Essential Question

1. What was life like during the early South Carolina Textile Mill Era? (1890 - 1938)
2. How can I close read a photograph?
3. What can I learn from a poem?
4. How can I respond through creative writing?

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

5, 8

English Language Arts Social Studies

Students will need a pencil and paper. 

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Lesson Created By: KimberlyGibbs

Lesson Partners: ABC (Arts in Basic Curriculum)