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Digital Lesson Plan

February 20, 2012, Issue
Exploring Alcatraz
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Featured Skill: Integration of knowledge and ideas
What was it like to be a prisoner at Alcatraz? What led three prisoners to try to escape?

Approximate time to complete lesson: three to four class periods

Summary:
Students will read an article and a poem (optional), about a daring attempt to escape from Alcatraz. After completing a graphic organizer, they will watch and discuss a video featuring quotes from three inmates about life at Alcatraz. Finally, students will write a reflective essay drawing on these various sources.

Main objectives:
• to identify text evidence and make inferences about the conditions at Alcatraz
• to gather information and ideas from multiple texts and media types
• to participate in class discussion
• to write a reflective essay

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This digital lesson includes:

• digital version of “Escape From Alcatraz” to project; includes the poem “Vow”
Scope video “Voices From Alcatraz”
Scope worksheet “Life at Alcatraz”
Scope video companion worksheet
contest-entry form (optional)

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