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This is our lesson plan that covers the seven major 'roles' of the US President, as well as how the Presidency is shaped and influenced by the mass media.
This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2013-12-31.
This is a great lesson! I like that you incorporate all different types of teaching methods. The lecture as well as group research and visual media cater to all different learning types. Also, these are important objectives to cover. Most students probably have very little knowledge about what the president actually does. The packet is a fun way for students to show what they've learned about the presidents role.
The only thing I would change about this lesson if I wanted to use it would be the Youtube video. I would probably give students the option of doing the video in partners or small groups simply because some students might not feel comfortable uploading a video on a public site and some might not have the necessary equipment to do so. I think collaboration on this activity would also benefit student learning.
Great lesson boys! I really like the variation in teaching the content here. I liked how you start as class, go off into groups, come back as a class, then work individually. There is a certain flow in this lesson I think will keep the students attention while having them looking forward to the next part of the lesson. You may even want to assign everything upfront so the students can see what comes next and what their final goal is (the YouTube video). My only concern here would be if there is enough time for the students to create a solid video if only given a weekend to complete it. The deadline may want to be extended. I think you do a great job in presenting this material in a way that students will get a full understanding of this complex issue. I guarantee most of them have no clue the President must fill so many roles! Great work!
This lesson tries to do a lot and switches between various methods of instruction in a way that, hopefully, keeps the lesson from getting dull or too predictable for the students. The transitions between the various activities may take up time so that should certainly be taken into consideration by a teacher if they try to use this lesson plan since, if some things like the computer stations for learning about the presidential roles are not set up before class, they will certainly create a dead time where students are likely to become unengaged. Also I would prefer to see what information in particular will be displayed at the particular stations just so others who use the lesson don't have to search on their own. The premise of the video and packet activities are great, though, and should provide a fascinating foundation for students to try and be creative about.
I like this lesson. It builds from a small historical concept and moves to the porject where students get their hands "dirty." The lesson had a plethora of methods and teaching styles.It gets the students to research the roles of rpesidency, and to take the role of campiagner in the two minute video. I like how students will be learning how the pwoer of the presidency expanded, and to analyze the roel media plays in the presidency and its power. It uses interacitve media (I civics) to get hte student engaged, and subconsiously learning.) The choice you give students for the assessment is a good one, students respond well to choice, especially when there is a rubric to guide them. One question I would ask is, what things can you forsee causing havoc on the lesson when trying to implement it? How might you react to it? There is alot going on, great stuff I might add, from my experience when I do alot of stuff...thats when things jump in and kind of wreak havoc on what I was trying to accomplish. How will you combat this? You really do not have to answer the question, this is just some questions for thought. Great job on the lesson. It may or may not be stolen by a certain guy named Judge Butz.