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The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City

In this lesson, students will learn about the history and significance of the Empire State Building, which was dedicated on May 1, 1931. Through a variety of activities and resources, students will gain a deeper understanding of the building's construction, its role in American culture, and its impact on the city of New York.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the history of the Empire State Building and its construction
  • Understand the significance of the Empire State Building in American culture
  • Can describe the impact of the Empire State Building on the city of New York

Methodology

This lesson will use a variety of resources and activities to engage students and help them achieve the learning outcomes. These will include:

  • A brief lecture on the history of the Empire State Building
  • A virtual tour of the building, including its construction and design
  • A group discussion on the significance of the Empire State Building in American culture
  • A writing activity in which students describe the impact of the Empire State Building on the city of New York

Resources/Materials

  • Access to a computer or mobile device for the virtual tour
  • Writing materials for the writing activity

Activities

The following activities will be carried out during the lesson:

  1. Introduction to the Empire State Building and its history
  2. Virtual tour of the building
  3. Group discussion on the significance of the Empire State Building in American culture
  4. Writing activity in which students describe the impact of the Empire State Building on the city of New York
  5. Conclusion and review of key concepts

Assessment

Assessment will be carried out through the writing activity, in which students will be asked to demonstrate their understanding of the impact of the Empire State Building on the city of New York. The teacher will assess the quality of the writing and the accuracy of the information presented.

Compliance

This lesson plan is compliant with the Common Core State Standards for History/Social Studies.

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