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Prohibition Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Prohibition may be a bit confusion for students to understand, but this lesson plan makes instruction a snap. A text lesson explains key facts, then students weigh the pros and cons and do an extension activity to make learning stick.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define 'prohibition.'
  • Discuss and debate the pros and cons of prohibition.
  • Explain why and when prohibition began and ended.

Length

1 - 1.5 hours

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1

Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2

Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3

Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Prohibited
  • Speakeasies
  • Amendment

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