This Reformers versus Residents in Five Points: A Role Play lesson plan also includes:
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Social Studies and role-playing can go hand in hand. Learners use supporting evidence found in primary and secondary source material to develop a character from the Five Points neighborhood in the 1850s. Each student takes on the role of a reformer or a resident of the area debates social issues in character. Links to worksheets, handouts, source materials, and a film are all included.