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Lesson Plan for learning about Political Parties
This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2013-12-31.
I like this lesson plan a lot. My concern was that the students would not have access to computer or any editing program. However, you mention that students will have access to computers and will work on it during class time. I also like how you are only making this a two day project. Were other lesson plans, with videos editing, are up to two weeks, which to me seems like busy work, but your lesson plan is nice, short and to the point. I think your lesson plan is very nice to help students learn about the political situation in America, good job!
I like the idea for this lesson. THis lesson is especially useful during a campaign year. This lesson definately gets students practicing their civic duty of researching the stances of the parties beforre simply voting for a party. I liek the idea of explaining the function of the party and their history, knowing that will help students understand why political parties do the things they do these days, as well as the crazy primary rules in each state. I like the use of media to help them create media. At first I was worried that the lesson would run the risk of having students simply stand in front of a camera and talk, but that was cleared up and stressed creativity in the project. These types of activities can be fun, I know I did when I was a wee lad. I like the rubric, it is clear in each points but not so many words that the student will say "whatever." Also I like the clarification of words so that students know exactly exactly what you are saying. Great job guys.