⁣Lesson Plan: Nights of the Jack Halloween Event

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⁣Lesson Plan: Nights of the Jack Halloween Event

Grade Level: 7-9

Subject: Social Studies / Language Arts

Duration: 60 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.1: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1.A: Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2: Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.

- Students will learn about the Nights of the Jack Halloween event and its significance as a cultural celebration.
- Students will analyze primary and secondary sources to gather information about the event.
- Students will create a persuasive argument for attending Nights of the Jack, organizing their reasons and evidence logically.

- Pictures or videos showcasing Nights of the Jack Halloween event
- Informational texts or websites about the event
- Writing materials (paper, pens/pencils)
- Computers or devices with internet access for research (optional)


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the cultural significance of Halloween and the various ways it is celebrated.
- Introduce Nights of the Jack Halloween event as a popular celebration and explain its unique features and attractions.

2. Reading and Discussion (15 minutes):
- Show pictures or videos of Nights of the Jack Halloween event to the students.
- Provide informational texts or direct students to websites about the event.
- Engage students in a discussion by asking questions such as: What can you see and do at Nights of the Jack? How does this event contribute to the Halloween experience? What makes it unique?

3. Analyzing Primary and Secondary Sources (20 minutes):
- Assign students primary and secondary sources related to Nights of the Jack, such as articles, interviews, or reviews.
- Instruct students to analyze the sources, paying attention to the date and origin of the information, and extract relevant details about the event.
- Encourage students to take notes and identify key ideas, supporting details, and any differing opinions or perspectives.

4. Creating a Persuasive Argument (15 minutes):
- Instruct students to write a persuasive argument for attending Nights of the Jack, organizing their reasons and evidence logically.
- Encourage students to introduce their claim, acknowledge and distinguish alternate or opposing claims, and support their argument with specific reasons and evidence from the sources.
- Optional: Allow students to conduct additional research about the event using computers or devices with internet access.

5. Sharing and Discussion (10 minutes):
- Allocate time for students to share their persuasive arguments with the class.
- Encourage respectful discussion and ask students to explain their reasoning, referencing the sources they analyzed.
- Facilitate a class conversation about the effectiveness of persuasive arguments and the impact of different perspectives on individual decision-making.

6. Class Reflection and Wrap-up (10 minutes):
- Facilitate a reflection discussion by asking students to reflect on their own opinions about attending Nights of the Jack before and after conducting research.
- Discuss the importance of critically analyzing sources and considering multiple perspectives when forming opinions.
- Wrap up the lesson by highlighting the value of cultural celebrations like Nights of the Jack in fostering community, creativity, and shared experiences.

Common Core Labels Correlations:

? NIGHTS OF THE JACK? Address: 26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302☎️ Phone: No, contact them through email.? Website: www.nightsofthejack.com✉️ Email: info@nightofthejack.com⏰ Hours: Mon-Sun from 6pm-10pm. ? Entry price: Price ranges from $29.99-64.99/pp. Age 2 yrs & younger are free. Must purchase tickets online. ?️ Parking: $9.99/vehicle. Parking in dirt lot. ⏱ Time spent: 2 hours?? Clothing: Check the weather before you go. The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended. We wore a sweater/jacket for this event. Best to wear closed toe shoes.?What we packed: @publicgoods insect repellant, @suds2go cap, @thegoodcrispcompany chips, veggie and fruit @lunchbots, @yumearth candy and water. A set of pajamas, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, @waterwipeusa and portable toilet to get our girls ready before the drive home. ? Food: Lots of food trucks and vendors onsite. “Spookeasy” Bars for age 21+. ? Pet allowed: Only service animals. Stroller friendly: Yes. ?? Restrooms: Yes, porta potties. We also brought our @suds2go portable hand wash.? What we observed: We recommend booking earlier time slots since the trail closes at 10 pm. It is about a ⅔ mile walk. All pumpkins are hand carved but there are a mixture of real and plastic pumpkins. Would recommend coming with another family so the kids can enjoy the experience with their friends. Ways to save money: Bring your own light up toy or necklace, hot chocolate in a thermos, and new candy treats for the kids. ☑️ Other places to visit in the area: @underwoodfamilyfarms pumpkin patch❤️ Follow us on Instagram @thecaliforeigners and @nightsofthejack #nightsofthejackSee you next Tuesday with another video around California Social Links = Check out our Blog http://califoreigners.com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/thecaliforeigners- - - - -Track: Ikson - Late [Official]Music provided by Ikson® Listen: https://youtu.be/Y33or7SAJHgCV

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