In this lesson, students will research and write about a historic landmark, the Seagram Building, describing why the building is considered a landmark and discussing its positive and negative influence on the local community and/or the community at large.
Time: 3 class sessions, plus independent student work
This lesson addresses selected standards from the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. These can be found in the section titled “English Standards.”
In addition to the English Language Arts Standards, students will be able to:
Preparation and resources for teaching this lesson are found in the section titled “English Preparation and Resources.”
Instructions for teaching this lesson are found in the section titled “English Instruction.”
The PBS television program, 10 Buildings that Changed America, provides lesson plans in four additional subjects: Art, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. All five lessons are combined in an interdisciplinary unit: One Building to Change My Community.
This English Language Arts lesson can be paired with another10 Buildings that Changed America lesson plan to create interdisciplinary connections.