English Language Arts
Domestic and Foreign Developments
Reading - Literary Text
Reconstruction, Industrialization, Progressivism
Explore, collaborate, analyze
Language, Craft, and Structure-Determine figurative/connotative meanings and their impact
The Progressive Movement
An electronic device for viewing photographs and reading poems.
Students will need pencil and paper.
Life during the early South Carolina Textile Mill Era through poetry and photography
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
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?