Sunday, October 22, 2017

Service Learning Domestic Violence Awareness Mini-Unit (Day 1)

Tomorrow is my first day with the Service Learning students. I will have them for one week. I have a PowerPoint presentation with a guided notes sheet planned for Monday and Tuesday. I plan to share some PSAs and a couple TED Talks later this week. Throughout the week I have some activities planned and a guest speaker on Friday. We are also organizing and implementing a week-long drive for Passages, a domestic violence shelter in Richland Center, Wisconsin. This year, students will be collecting paper goods (diapers, wipes, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, feminine products, and computer paper- both white and colored).

Tomorrow I will start my first session with this bell-ringer:

My Current Events and Life Skills students have been working on bulletin boards this month to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Civil Rights History- "12 Years a Slave"

On Monday, we begin Unit 2. I am going to introduce the film "12 Years a Slave" and we will begin watching the film. I spent the morning updating my viewing guide for the film.

This week in U.S. History...

I am really excited about our next project in United States History. We spent the last two days discussing the Declaration of Independence. I introduced the topic with a fake breakup letter, similar in format to the Declaration of Independence. We discussed the parts of the letter and compared it to the real Declaration of Independence. On Monday, my students are going to create their own version of a "breakup letter" to King George III.

My lesson was inspired by these similar lessons I found online:
"Breakup" Letter Assignment

Breakup Letter Instructions

Some videos I share with students on the topic:

A Reading of The Declaration of Independence

TED-ED: What You Might Not Know About the Declaration of Independence