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Day 4: "Cholera, John Snow and The Grand Experiment"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.6
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This lesson requires students to think about how and where Dr. Snow obtained the data around the cholera epidemic. What's important is how his collection methods and sources impacted how he and his work were viewed in both the mid-19th century and today. Students will review the text to identify Dr. Snow's sources of data collection. Also, students will consider the different sources of expertise the author cites in this blog. Finally, students will discuss why Dr. Snow's methods were considered a novel approach to discovery for his time. This series of close reading lesson plans was created by a member of the 2015 Delaware Dream Team. Special Materials: Students will need a copy of the anchor text. Paragraphs should be numbered.
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