Methods & Procedure

Name of lesson: 


Grade level and subject:

4th grade, Social Studies


NC SCOS Essential Standards and Clarifying Objectives:

§113.15. Social Studies, Grade 4
(b) Knowledge and skills
(22) Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
(D) create written and visual material such as journal entries, reports, graphic organizers, outlines, and bibliographies

Lesson objectives:

  • The learner will understand the definition of slavery.
  • The learner will demonstrate their knowledge by creating a graphic organizer such as a web organizer with 90% accuracy.


The students will reenact the Willacy court case as a whole class. Each student will have a role related to the case, and will have to interpret to the best of their ability. The student will be responsible of researching and making connections with what they have learned throughout the lessons to the fit the role they are given. The roles will include: A judge, jury, the defence, defendant, testimonies, and the sheriffs. The students will be graded based on their knowledge of the case and their performance.

Methods & Procedure