A Grocery Window

Lesson Plan for Upper Elementary Socratic Seminar:

This seminar focuses on a photograph by Dorothea Lange and culminates in a narrative descriptive writing.

This seminar, designed for Social Studies classes in Upper Elementary grades, guides students to explore the themes of Community, Economics, region, Tradition.

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Sample Socratic Seminar Questions

Socratic Seminar questions are designed to provoke creative and critical thinking. Sample discussion questions from this lesson plan include:

  • Why do you think these items were the ones selected to display in the window as opposed to other items?
  • • If you owned a store on the main street in your home town, what would you put in the window?
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