Teacher Guide

Washington Square Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

Throughout the study of Washington Square, students with particular learning disabilities should have the option of using dictation software for writing assignments, and text-to-speech software for reading assignments.

In the Day 1 activity "Portrait of a Gentleman,” student groups will use Timetoast or another interactive timeline tool and the internet for research to create a timeline marking the major events in James’s life. All groups will add their research findings to a shared collaborative document.

In the Day 2 activity "America’s First Melting Pot," student groups will use PowerPoint and the internet to research their assigned topic, identifying important aspects of New York...

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