Show and Tell: Discovering Texas Moving History in Your Community Activity

Lesson PlanFrom Edison’s turn of the century kinetoscopes to modern-day streaming video on the Internet, moving images have recorded history, provided entertainment, documented daily life, and informed us about our communities and the world. When discussing film and video, we often first think of Hollywood films and national television, but there are numerous other types of moving images that provide us with important historical information about our lives, communities, and cultures. In this activity, students will discover a piece of film or video in their community and present it to the class. This activity targets TEKS objectives in Social Studies Grades 7 through 8, United States History Studies Since Reconstruction, and Social Studies Research Methods.
Source:Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Grade Level:7th Grade
TEKS:7.19(A), 7.21(A), 7.21(B), 7.22(C), 7.22(D)
Topics:Late Nineteenth-Century, Progressive Era, Texas in the 1920s, Great Depression, World War II, Texas Since World War II

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