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Researching International Social Issues


Researching International Social Issues

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Showing adult learners prepping for the GED social studies test how to improve their knowledge about international social issues by searching the web and finding news articles.
Material Type: Assignment
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: January 30, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 28, 2012
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Submitter: Ruben Watson
Keywords: International Social Issues, Social Studies, GED


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Language: English
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Avatar for Neringa Tuyilingire
3 years ago

Neringa Tuyilingire (Staff)

I think the lesson plan is very interesting and beneficial to high school students. I like that students will be using Internet to research different articles, read, summarize them and then present the material to their classmates. I think it would have been beneficial if you introduced your students to RSS feeds- that way they know that they do not have to search the Internet for news all the time, they can subscribe to different channels and receive the news daily by visiting one site. I liked that a teacher was going to do presentation on a summarized news article as an example. I think you met UDL principles, instructional strategies and instructional design very well.

Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes

Avatar for Dessa Schurr
3 years ago

Dessa Schurr (Student)

Great job! You’ve included lots of great information! I like that you’re addressing the idea of having students study international social issues. I also like that you give the students the chance to choose what articles to use for their project. That will help make them feel a part of the learning process. Through the class discussion of each students’ articles/presentations, each student will learn about the different topics from each other. To help improve this age group’s technology skills, maybe you could add a simple presentation software to enhance their oral presentation. This would allow the other learners in the class, who are not auditory learners, to still learn from their fellow classmates. I think you did a good job meeting instructional strategies throughout the less. I also think you did a good job meeting several UDL principles. Overall I think you did a great job and it sounds like a very beneficial lesson!