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LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE FOR THE AGENDA FOR EDUCATION IN A

DEMOCRACY
Name: R. Garrett Peters ________________Date:
2/23/15____________________________
Unit Essential Question: What impact do ancient major belief systems
have on modern society?
Lesson Topic: Hinduism Class: World History
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PLANNING THE LESSON
With Democracy and Social Justice at the Center of Instruction
Focusing on the National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER)
Mission the 4-Part Agenda for Education in a Democracy
EQUAL ACCESS
ENCULTURATION
NURTURING
PEDAGOGY
STEWARDSHIP
To Knowledge
In Democratic Society
Safe and Caring for
All
of the Mission
In this lesson students will be offered equal access to knowledge through a
power point instruction and an activity utilizing multiple learning styles, in
this regard, students will be also offered a nurturing pedagogy.
STANDARDS

(www.cde.state.co)

Content:
3a. Discuss the
historical development
and impact of major
world religions and
philosophies.

Literacy and
Numeracy:
Write Clearly and
coherently for a variety
of purposes and
audiences.

Democracy and
21st Century Skills:
Demonstrate Global and
cultural awareness.

Literacy and
Numeracy:
SWBAT creatively write
a journal entry by using
concepts from class by
placing themselves in a
given historical
scenario.

Democracy and
21st Century Skills:
SWBAT appreciate the
arts, culture, and
humanities for the
purpose of
demonstrating
global/cultural
awareness.

OBJECTIVES
Content:
SWBAT discuss the
overarching themes and
questions of Hinduism
as well as the origins
and spread of the
religion by taking notes
on material.

ASSESSMENTS What is your evidence of achieving each objective?


How will students know and demonstrate what they have learned in
each of the areas, all of the objectives?
Content:
Taking quality notes and
notebook check

Literacy and
Numeracy:
Journals

Democracy and
21st Century Skills:
Participation in
Reincarnation Activity

Literacy and
Numeracy
Dharma

Democracy and
21st Century Skills
Samsara

KEY VOCABULARY
Content
Karma, Moksha, Vedas,
Atman

HIGHER ORDER QUESTIONS for this lesson


Content
What impact do major
belief systems have on
modern society?

Literacy and
Numeracy
What impact does the
idea of Dharma have in
Hindu culture?

Democracy and
21st Century Skills
What similarities do you
find between your faith
and the idea of
smasara?

LESSON FLOW
This is the actual planning of the lesson activities.
Time
5 min.

Anticipatory Set Purpose and Relevance


Roll Call Question (relationship building)- Dogs or cats?

Time

Pre-Assessment

Time

Building Background
Link to Experience:
Do you know anyone who practices Hinduism?
Link to Learning:
What influence does Hinduism play on the world?

Time

Activity Name
Hinduism
Anticipatory Set

Time
50 min.
25 min.

Instructional Input
1. Power Point- Hinduism
2. Reincarnation Activity- Students write and draw what
they think they may have been in a past life, what theyd
like to be, and what they believe they would be based on
their karma.
3. Journal #16- What is your dharma

10 min.

Models of Teaching:
Direct Instruction/Independent Practice
SIOP Techniques:
Direct Instruction/Classroom Discussion
Guided Practice:
Reincarnation Activity
Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking
Discussion, Notes, Journals
Checking for Understanding:
Questioning Strategies:
Independent Practice:
Journals/reincarnation activity

Time

Accommodations, Modifications, and Student Adjustments


To be determined. No IEP/504s

Time

Review and Assessments of All Objectives


Content:
Notes/Journal
Literacy and Numeracy:
Journal
Democracy and 21st Century Skills:
Reincarnation Activity

Time

Closure

Time

Next Step
Homework- Read 4.3

Post-Lesson Reflection (For the Teacher)


1. To what extent were all objectives achieved?
In reviewing lesson and examining success criteria, I believe that
the objectives were achieved in full.
2. What changes would you make if you teach the lesson
again?
In the future I would try to find a way to make the reincarnation
activity a bit more real and relatable for students. More value, less
kitsch.
3. What do you envision for the next lesson?
The next lesson will stay in eastern philosophies and study
Buddhism.

4. To what extent does this lesson achieve the Mission of the


Agenda for Education in a Democracy? To what extent does
this lesson achieve the 21st Century Skills?
I believe 21st century skills were well covered and that the mission
was preserved and championed.