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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4

Craft and Structure

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Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

In this unit, students will be introduced to and begin to apply the themes of geography.  They will incorporate vocabulary terms such as Longitude, Latitude, Scale, Absolute Location, Relative Location, Physical Characteristic, Human Characteristic in applying the themes.  Knowledge about physical features and map making will be applied in describing how the themes apply to a location

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Before students read Out of the Dust or another novel that takes place during the Dust Bowl, students will gain background information on the Dust Bowl, Dust Bowl Migration, Mass Exodus, and Black Sunday. They will experience the Dust Bowl through a short video and pictures.  

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