This card sort activity gets students to weigh up events, facts and quotations from the life of Al-Capone to help them decide how far he was a businessman or gangster. I have included a PowerPoint with aims, objectives, outcomes, a starter as well as some background information to help introduce the task.
The aims and objectives are:
You will learn:
Theme: Why did Prohibition fail?
Know: Who was Al-Capone?
Understand: What role did he play in helping prohibition fail?
Evaluate: How far was Al-Capone a businessman or a gangster?
Skills: Chronology, Source Evaluation & judgement
What Am I Looking For this lesson?
Identify / Describe – Who was Al-Capone?
Explain – What role did he play in helping prohibition fail?
Analyse – How far was Al-Capone’s activities those of a businessman or a gangster?
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