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Unit Plan Utilizing the Lithuanian Cultural Garden of Cleveland, Ohio

Joseph Houser & Shane Dennison


** Shaker Heights High School & Warrensville Heights High School

**Course: American History (1877-Present), Grade: 10th grade

**Standards Met:

1. “People in Societies” outlined in Ohio Social Studies Content Standards will be encompassed. 

2. Furthermore the ‘History” Strand Standards will be heavily covered throughout this unit.

3. “Geography” Strand Standards will be incorporated in this unit.

4. The “Social Studies Skills and Methods Standard” Strand emphasized by the State of Ohio will be utilized throughout this unit.

K-12 Social Studies Grade-Level Indicators

Grade Ten


Students use materials drawn from the diversity of human experience to analyze and interpret significant events,

patterns and themes in the history of Ohio, the United States and the world.


1. Explain the effects of industrialization in the United States in the 19th century including:

b.       Immigration and child labor and their impact on the labor force;

The United States in the 20th Century

9. Analyze the major political, economic and social developments of the 1920s including:

d.        Immigration restrictions, nativism, race riots and the reemergence of the Ku Klux Klan;

12.  Explain major domestic developments after 1945 with emphasis on:

d.       Immigration patterns.

People in Societies

Students use knowledge of perspectives, practices and products of cultural, ethnic and social groups to analyze the impact of their commonality and diversity within local, national, regional and global settings.


5. Explain the effects of immigration on society in the United States:

a.   Housing patterns;

b.   Political affiliation;

c.   Education system;

d.   Language;

  e.   Labor practices;

f.         Religion.


Students use knowledge of geographic locations, patterns and processes to show the interrelationship between

The physical environment and human activity, and to explain the interactions that occur in an increasingly

 interdependent world.


3. Analyze the geographic processes that contributed to changes in American society including:

b.       Immigration.

Social Studies Skills and Methods

Students collect, organize, evaluate and synthesize information from multiple sources to draw logical conclusions. Students communicate this information using appropriate social studies terminology in oral, written or multimedia form and apply what they have learned to societal issues in simulated or real-world settings.

Thinking and Organizing

1. Determine the credibility of sources by considering the following:

a.   The qualifications and reputation of the writer;

b.     Agreement with other credible sources;

c.   Recognition of stereotypes;

d.   Accuracy and consistency of sources;

e.   The circumstances in which the author prepared the source.

2. Critique evidence used to support a thesis.

Communicating Information

3. Analyze one or more issues and present a persuasive argument to defend a position.