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This unit is on Franklin D. Roosevelt
Analysis and Feedback on Curriki Lesson Plan – Warm It Up with Franklin Wow, what an amazing lesson plan. It was thorough and well thought out, not to mention organized. That being said, I am not so sure that a 3rd grader would be able to grasp all the concepts of FDR’s New Deal policies or the complexities of the politics during his or any presidents’ term in office. I believe that it is necessary for younger students to understand what was involved during FDR’s presidential term, however, I believe it should be scaled back for the younger kids. This is a perfect lesson plan for middle and high school students. But, the high school lesson plan should be revised to eliminate the booklet and each student should produce a well-argued, written, and researched project, i.e. essay, skit, PowerPoint presentation, etc. I have added some comments to the Curriki lesson plan (attached) which show what I would change to make this lesson plan good for teaching junior high and high school students. My comments should be continued throughout the lesson plan, such as eliminating the K-W-L chart as well as the physical science lessons and various other charts/forms that are designed to younger students. Additionally, the Rubrics should be changed to reflect the above changes as well as include essays and other student presentation. FDR was one of our most important Presidents and student should learn this at an early age.
See also http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_agbeal817/AnalysisandFeedbackonCurrikiLessonPlanWarmItUpwithFranklin