Einstein and His Times: Informational Text, Science, and History. Cosmic Times lesson.

This lesson plan uses a newspaper called Cosmic Times (created by NASA) in order to analyze informational text and draw conclusions. Students read the newspaper, which is placed in 1919, as well as analyze other informational texts to determine if Albert Einstein should be elected 1919 Man of the Year. This lesson also provides an opportunity for students to write a persuasive essay. This resource incorporates science as well as history while allowing students to analyze informational text. The lesson utilizes primary and secondary sources and encourages critical thinking as students determine if Albert Einstein should be the 1919 Man of the Year. Persuasive writing is central to this assignement, but it also provides extension activities. *This hyperlink contains multiple lessons because the lesson could not be linked with all materials. To access the lesson described here, choose the "Einstein and His Times" lesson; all needed materials are located beneath the lesson - not within it.*

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3001.3.1
Write in a variety of modes for different audiences and purposes.
CLE 3001.3.3
Organize ideas into an essay with a thesis statement in the introduction, well constructed paragraphs, a conclusion, and transition sentences that connect...
CLE 3001.6.1
Comprehend and summarize the main ideas of informational and technical texts and determine the essential elements that elaborate them.
CLE 3002.3.1
Write in a variety of modes for different audiences and purposes.
CLE 3002.3.3
Organize ideas into an essay with a thesis statement in the introduction, wellconstructed paragraphs, a conclusion, and transition sentences that connect...
CLE 3002.6.1
Comprehend and summarize the main ideas of informational and technical texts and determine the essential elements that elaborate them.
 
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Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Understanding

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