Cache: Lesson Plan 4 - Grades 4-5

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After viewing the West of the West's documentary Cache, individuals craft either a newspaper article chronicling the discovery of the cache on San Nicolas Island, a historical narrative of the placement of the cache in the cliff side, or a narrative that describes the migration of artifacts from Alaska to San Nicolas Island.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Post a relationship map that identifies the characters in the documentary and their field of study
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members need to have studied the conventions of narrative and/or informative writing
  • The video does not address the controversy that ensued over the removal of the artifacts

  • The seven-page packet includes a brief plan, discussion questions, a vocabulary worksheet, images, three option for the writing activity, and a template for the writing project

  • No scaffolding is provided for the assignment nor is a rubric included