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Lesson Plan: The First Issue of The Wall Street Journal

Details of the Lesson

Subject: History

Grade Level: High School

Duration: 1 hour

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

  • Know the history of The Wall Street Journal
  • Understand the significance of the first issue of The Wall Street Journal
  • Analyze the content of the first issue of The Wall Street Journal

Methodology

The lesson will begin with a brief lecture on the history of The Wall Street Journal and the significance of its first issue. Students will then be given a copy of the first issue of The Wall Street Journal to analyze. They will work in pairs to identify the main articles and headlines, and discuss the content and tone of the articles. The class will then come together to share their findings and discuss the significance of the first issue.

Resources/Materials Required

  • Copies of the first issue of The Wall Street Journal
  • Projector and screen for lecture

Activities

  • Lecture on the history of The Wall Street Journal and the significance of its first issue (10 minutes)
  • Distribute copies of the first issue of The Wall Street Journal and have students work in pairs to analyze the content (20 minutes)
  • Class discussion on the significance of the first issue (30 minutes)
  • Wrap-up and review of key takeaways (10 minutes)

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This lesson plan complies with all relevant state and federal education standards.

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