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Lesson Plan 1 Title – Ben Franklin’s Autobiography By - Tina Marie Tedeschi Subject - Social Studies, Language Arts Grade Level - high school After reading Ben Franklin's Autobiography and discussing his list of virtues to achieve perfection, I had my class develop its own list of virtues for the 21st century. In groups, the students had to make a list of 10 virtues. Each virtue had to have a title and a description/definition. After the group had developed its list, the members needed to decide which 3 of the virtues are most important. They wrote these 3 virtues and the definitions on the board. Once all the groups added their virtues, I had the students play The List (the show on VH1). Each group was able to "nix" any virtue it wanted, but the students from that group had to supply an explanation. After each group had the opportunity to do that, we finally had a class list of virtues. The students then made a log and needed to mark down each time a virtue was not
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Unformatted text preview: obeyed. These logs needed to be kept for a full week. At the end of the week, they needed to turn in their logs along with a written discussion of their experiences and anything they learned. What I like about this lesson plan: I like the original idea as well as the application of a historical truth in a modern context. This adds relevance to the History Classroom which I think is missing from the average lesson. What I did not like about this lesson plan: The detail is less than I had expected as well as the lack of a contingency/or alternative plan. This would be the plan that the instructor would use on the average day not a day when there is a substitute present or something similar. It also seems hard to duplicate for make up work also. Source: http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSLABenFranklinsVirtues-NewFor21stCenturyHS.htm...
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