Magic Isle: Lesson Plan 4

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After watching West of the West's documentary on Catalina Island, The Magic Isle, class members research how Walt Disney's and William Wrigley's different visions impacted the island.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Provide viewers with the writing prompt and the graphic organizers before showing the documentary
  • Encourage class members to take notes on their graphic organizers
  • Pause The Magic Isle documentary frequently to permit viewers to ask questions and to clarify understanding


Classroom Considerations
  • The activity presumes class members have experience comparing and contrasting resources
  • The five-page packet includes differentiated assignments for third through fifth, sixth and seventh, and eighth graders, a graphic organizer, and a list of extension activities
  • Also included are links to the articles about Disney and Wrigley
  • Little scaffolding is provided for the writing project
  • No rubric is included