Exploring Key Political Issues & Communicating with Political Leaders
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Lindsay Annelin (Teacher (K-12))
This overview of the three-week unit is well laid out and very resourceful as a teacher who might be teaching this curriculum. The calendar with specific assignments/tasks at the end of the lesson is quite useful and very user-friendly.
This lesson has clear objectives and goals for the students to learn and apply in their own studies. It incorporates many forms of assessing student learning and progress, which is very important throughout a unit such as this, which can be somewhat overwhelming for students to understand. It is done in a way that is accessible to others and easy to follow.
Very well developed lesson plan and ideas...outstanding!
Easy to access and I like that it incorporates technology!
Andrew Murray (Student)
First, I have to comment on all the linkages to standards... very much appreciated! Very good!
I like the focus of the assignment. It's something that is realistic and sends a strong message to students about their agency in society. The interactive components are the strength of this assignment; allowing students to talk to each other as well as citizens through their blog posts will really help create understanding.
One concern would be the level of technology it is necessary for students to know how to navigate. You might consider building in some tutorials online or in some othe format, in case students need help starting up their blog or working with zoho, diigo, or other services. I see that there are work days scheduled and days for "logistics;" maybe that type of work is included here.
Overall, great job!
As mentioned above, there is a lot of technology skills that students may be learning and not be quite comfortable with yet... other than that, everything looks great!