Lesson Plan : Louisiana Women: New Orleans

Teacher Name:
 Desiree Moss
Grade:
 Grade 5
Subject:
 Social Studies

Topic:
 Discuss the lives of two successful women living in New Orleans, Louisiana in the nineteenth century. Compare and contrast the lives of Kate Chopin and Baroness Pontalba.
Content:
 Louisiana History: Kate Chopin- second most read female writer from Louisiana in the nineteenth century Baroness Pontalba- successful business woman, design and building of Pontalba buildings in Jackson Square (French Quarter)
Goals:
 The learner will be able to compare and contrast the lives of these two New Orleans women.
Objectives:
 Help the student to be able to differentiate between these two women and see the effect that New Orleans left upon the women's lives.
Materials:
 -"Louisiana Women: Their Lives and Times"- resource book -Power Point presentation- lecture format- visual/ note taking resource
Introduction:
 -Kate Chopin- second most read female writer from Louisiana in the nineteenth century -Baroness Pontalba- successful business woman, design and building of Pontalba buildings in Jackson Square (French Quarter)
Development:
 Help the children understand how these women were both different and similar in many ways although they led different lives and lived in different times of the century.
Practice:
 Worksheet- Comparison/ Contrast Chart
Checking For Understanding:
 -Review of the Worksheet -Quiz given the next class period
Closure:
 -Review the lives of Kate Chopin and the Baroness Pontalba -Highlight comparison and contrast of women
Evaluation:
 Quiz/ Chapter Test

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