To compare and contrast the accomplishments of Elvis Presley, Malcolm X and Rachel Carson and the impact they had on American society.
Student copies of a bubble frame (a web), an enlarged bubble frame displayed on chart paper, markers.
1. This will be a culminating whole class lesson after students have all done extensive reading about these 3 figures. Distribute a copy of a bubble frame (many circles connected with lines). Ask them to write the main topic, '3 influential people', in the large center circle and the name of a figure in each of the medium-sized circles.
2. On lines extending from each of the medium-sized circles ask students to work with a partner and list accomplishments made by each figure.
3. Come back together as a whole group to discuss ideas and to record ideas on the enlarged bubble frame on chart paper.