Technological advancements profoundly shape society, revolutionizing our lifestyles and modes of communication. In this session, explore a new, contextualized ELA unit plan centered around the innovations and inventions of the Second Industrial Revolution and the societal forces that transformed the United States into an industrial giant.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Social studies and English language arts teachers at all levels

This session will introduce a contextualized social studies unit developed for an English language arts/social studies class at the intermediate level (GLE 4-8). The unit explores the events and changes within the United States related to the inventions, technologies, and advances that transformed the growing United States from an agriculture-based economy to the industrial giant it became. It encourages students to make personal and cultural connections to their lives by including the perspectives of historically marginalized groups with opportunities for students to discuss issues of race, power, and privilege. Additionally, the unit prioritizes using evidence-based reading practices that enable learners to develop and strengthen their English language arts skills as they learn social studies. You will engage in various lesson activities and receive all curriculum materials at the end of the session. 

You will receive 1.5 hours of PD credit in LACES.

Please note: Several days before the event, you will receive an email from Zoe Reinecke (zoe_reinecke@worlded.org) of the SABES ELA PD Center at World Education with directions on how to access the Zoom sessions.

For more information, please contact Zoe Reinecke, zoe_reinecke@worlded.org

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Teach a social studies unit using evidence-based ELA practices
  • Integrate digital skills into ELA and social studies instruction
  • Access key curriculum resources to enhance ELA and social studies instruction
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
05/14/2024 - 1:00 pm to 05/14/2024 - 2:30 pm

United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
CCRSAE (College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education)
Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Teaching
Digital Literacy
EBRI (Evidence-Based Reading Instruction)
High School Equivalency (HiSET/GED)
STAR (STudent Achievement in Reading)