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Lesson Plans Lesson: Young people tend to wonder what the process of voting is all about.

With the November election coming up we will being doing a multi-day lesson. Purpose: To get young people educated in the world of voting rights and responsibilities. Expectations: Rules and guidelines for lesson 1. Reiterate to the class that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and nobody will put someone else down for who they support in the mock election. 2. Would like the class to do a little background information on the candidate they support so as a class we can gain knowledge about the candidates. Objectives: After gaining more knowledge on the subject, students will 1. Fill out a voters registration card and get all students registered to vote when they turn 18. 2. Will be able to differentiate between electoral votes and popular votes. 3. Students will participate in a mock election, where they will be able to walk into a both and cast their own ballet. 4. Talley up all the votes and discuss and compare with class. Activities: 1. Divide the class into cooperative learning groups. 2. Use pamphlets from the county building to show how you become a registered voter and what it means to be one. In these pamphlets students will also begin to understand the difference in electoral and popular votes. 3. Students will receive a take home pamphlet that has information on voting as well as the needed information for them to become registered voters.

4. In order to vote in mock election students most fill out their take home pamphlet. 5. On Election Day assign jobs duplicate precinct volunteers so students can see what it would really be like to experience voting at a real precinct. Transition: Summarize past few days 1. Tally up the votes and discuss the results with class. 2. After the official election compare those results with the results of the class. 3. Express the importance of voting and begin to take it into the next subject of Civil Rights.

Lesson: The Holocaust is one of the most important parts of history and over the next few weeks we will be diving into to the many hardships that the Jew community faced during WW2. Purpose: To give young people a perspective of past mistakes and how to prevent them from ever happening again.

Expectations: Rules and Expectations 1. This is a sensitive topic so remember to think before we speak. It was not just Jewish descendants and their families who were affected by the Holocaust. Many different people from all around the world were affected. Objectives: Following an in depth look at the Holocaust of WW2 students will be able to 1. Identify many of the hardships people faced during the Holocaust. 2. Tell where each of the three main concentration camps was located and what these camps were predominantly known for. 3. Understand why it is we have to talk about such a hard topic in class, to make sure that this kind of thing never happens again. Activities: 1. Separate the class into 1 / 2 Jewish population and 1 / 2 German population -Give the Jewish half gold stars to wear on their shirt and explain the reason behind this. 2. Students will look at Nazi propaganda from WW2 and deliberate on truth or tale. 3. The class will be reviewing acts of kindness and recognize Holocaust liberators and heroes. They will be looking at the risk factors of opposing Hitlers beliefs. 4. At the end of this section class will be taking a field trip to The Holocaust Museum of Tampa. Transition: Following the class field trip to the Tampa Holocaust Museum 1. Students will be evaluated for a test grade by answering questions either through a page paper or a power point of pictures they took while on the trip, showing what they learned.

Lesson: When the first settlers arrived in the New World they only had visions of the future. For a final project students will be given the opportunity to create their own New World by making their own country. Purpose: Show students how new ideas on ones country can make a big impact on its citizens as well as other countries.

Expectations: Even though this may be your country, with your laws, and rules you still need to keep it within school rules. No foul names or the promotion of anything that may be illegal in America. Objectives: Use a power point presentation that will have to be presented in front of the class in a 3-5 min speech showing 1. Your countries geographical layout, appointing a capital along with a flag.

2. The country must also include a form of currency. 3. Major imports and exports, also what stimulates your economy? (Is it just one thing such as sugar cane, or is it a bunch of things?) 4. Set a date for when the country gained its independence along with from which country. (Was there a war to gain independence or was your land purchased by someone?) 5. Explain what your country is well known for such as, sports, something from history that may have affected the world, just be creative! Transition: The class will be given a rubric from which I will make up the categories that the project will be graded on. Instead of the teacher grading them the students will grade each other. (However I do still hold the final say in each grade)

Lesson: This will be a cross curriculum activity that will be combining the book American Revolution with a play that you will all be participating in. In English you will be covering a lot of the behind the scenes stories to the characters you will be acting and in History you will be going over the clothing, scene setup, along with reinforcing any questions you have about your character you will be playing.

Purpose: Give students an opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of the first frontiers men and the battle that gave our country independence from Great Britain. Expectations: 1. You must learn your lines! (each individual will be given a script) 2. Each student will receive a part in this play, which they will be graded on. 3. Students will also be interviewed as if they were the character they are playing as part of their grade. 4. Take this serous because you will be presenting in front of classmates, faculty and parents. Objective: To demonstrate one of the most important times of American History by performing a play showing so the different aspects of the time period in which the American Revolution took place. Transition: This play will be showing the transition between two departments and culminate with a school play at the end of the fall semester.

Lesson: Showcase the revolution that has occurred over the past 20 years. Purpose: To show how the world has been changed in the most rapid way by the internet and what is possible to do with it. Expectations: To give an oral presentation/visual explaining in your own words the effects of the internet on society.

Objectives: 1. Explain how the internet affects you personally. 2. How has the internet changed the world we live in today? 3. What are the pros and cons of the internet moving forward in time? Transition: You will be graded on creativity as well as organization.