page of 1521TasksTBenchmark - Social Studies and the Arts Integrated Unit Plan
Part 1: Social Studies Unit PlanFor this benchmark, you will plan a weeklong unit using the “Social Studies Unit Plan.” The unit planshould include social studies integrated with the visual arts and require students to research acountry of their choice. You may adapt any previous assignments and lesson plans in the creation ofthis mini-unit plan, as long as the lessons form a planned cohesive unit. The unit plan will focus ongovernment and economics of the selected country, U.S. and world history (comparing the selectedcountry to the U.S), and geography and social studies of the selected country. Use the “Class Profile” for background information on your students in order to differentiate to meetthe diverse needs of students.
Part 2: RationaleAlong with the unit, submit a 250-500 word rationale that explains the reasoning behind yourinstructional strategies and choices. Explain how you will use your findings in your future professionalpractice.