|Part II, Lesson 2: San Francisco Explodes (continued)|
|Activity #2 (continued):
Activity #3 - Procedure:
1. To groups of three or four students, distribute photos and paintings of San Francisco (Resource 1-1 and San Francisco in July, 1849, and details 1-1a, 1-1b, 1-1c, 1-1d and Resource 2-3 through 2-7). Students will analyze each photograph or painting and informally discuss their findings with each other in their groups. (Additional strategies for artwork analysis can be found in the Primary Source Activities section.)
2. Record class findings on a group retrieval chart, posted in class. Student findings could include: Telegraph Hill in background, transportation, housing, stores, streets, open space, plants, clothing, gender, background, harbor activity, etc.
A. Students will stand, with their pictures, in "correct" chronological order. This activity will provoke some spirited discussion. After working on this for five to 10 minutes, ask one member of each group to explain why they chose that particular position. Arrange the pictures to enable class to see them in the order they chose.
B. Distribute drawing paper and have students fold it in half lengthwise, then in thirds. Students will make a flowchart depicting the growth of San Francisco, including Telegraph Hill and the date in every panel. Flowcharts can be used for student assessment.
Part II, Lesson 2