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Bath Middle School 8 th Grade Social Studies
Part 1: Lesson Objectives Learning Goal for Students: Students will participate in a simulation of the Intolerable Acts to encourage greater understanding of why the intolerable acts contributed to the American Revolution
Lesson Objectives Learning Objective of Lesson Plan: The students will show their understanding through a discussion of the textbook and how it connects to the simulation and through a worksheet compare the simulation with the Intolerable Acts.
State Standards Social Studies Standard F1.2 Using the Declaration of Independence, including the grievances at the end, describe the role the document played in expressing the colonists view of government and their reasons for separating from Britain
Rationale for Lesson Tyranny of Coverage: students do not learn from solely reading the textbook Simulations: “Simulations allow students to experience simulated phenomena, and then debrief their reactions” (pg. 190).
Lesson Plan Opener: Review, new rule and candy Activities Desk Tax Repeal Worksheet Tax Pencil Tax Pencil smuggler Debriefing and Discussion
SNOW DAY/ Part 2
2 nd Hour- The First Attempt No review No jail Implement new rule/ candy distribution Desk tax- open seats Repeal
2 nd Hour continued Worksheet tax Pencil for worksheet No enforcement No review and confusion Pencil Tax Sharing is not caring Jolly ranchers Illegal smuggling Order confusion
2 nd hour debriefing Debriefing occurred throughout Emphasized boycott Went through worksheet Questions: How did you feel? Who did we represent? Why were they taxed? Why do we have authority?
2 nd Hour Student Take Away 19 students in total 2- understood 10- Kind of Understood 7- no idea
3 rd Hour Prep Slow down Do the review- Townshend Act, Sugar Act, French Indian War Emphasize beyond boycotts Give punishment if don’t participate “Treat students like their morons” Alex messed up
4 th Hour- Take Two Review and new rule Jail-problems Desk tax-most of class Repeal-more complaints Worksheet tax- Enforced participation
4 th Hour debriefing Alex improved Emphasized more than boycott- Boston massacre Worksheet after discussion Repeated important points Questions: Did you feel bad breaking the law? Did you have a justified reason? What would you do if you were the colonists?
4 th Hour Student Take Away 24 Students in total 10-understood 10- kind of understood 4- had no idea
Observations Students refused to do the assignment rather than pay jolly ranchers Students wouldn’t share information about smuggled pencils Jail became a popular location- wanted to get out of homework During debriefing only the same people would speak People with more than one pencil would try to share
Part 3-What We Learned Students need very specific instructions Teachers need to be in control of the room so students get the most out of the lesson
How to write a lesson plan Need to be flexible Need to be very specific about what you want to happen Students will not take away what you want Have more than one objective
Changes We reviewed 2 nd time Asked more direct questions Implemented punishment Gave more instruction Use resources Implicitly say jolly ranchers are money
Take Aways Last thing you ask should be what your goal was Reviews are important Importance of exit activity Reiteration of instructions Fun is possible in a lesson