“Shaping up” with Keynote - History Electrified

Michael Hernandez in a Community post featuring student work using shapes in Keynote, and a blog post from  Kristi Feinfield in Picture This Library of Congress Prints & Photos, inspired a history lesson.   

Left - “Light - Rural electrification administration poster”. Right - Emulation poster using shapes
Left - “Light - Rural electrification administration poster”. Right - Emulation poster using shapes

Adding a creative student activity to the story of history (such as the expansion of electricity) engages students in learning and provides a personal relevance as it connects the present with the past. It also integrates art, design, technology, history and science.

Lesson Idea

Big idea: Electricity

Essential Question: During the New Deal, why did the government create programs that supported the use of electricity?

Challenge: Create a Keynote poster based on the primary source of Lester Beall that could be used today as a promotional for the use of electricity.

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