This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2.00, as of 2011-06-29.
Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2
This resource is a useful lesson plan that provides a structure for teaching students about a controversial piece of legislation, the DREAM Act, and the role of the media in influencing public opinion on the issue. The lesson plan includes objectives and detailed procedures, but is missing some of the key materials. Teachers would need to create the presentation on the Act as well as the handouts that are described in the lesson plan. It is recommended that teachers preview the online news sources to be sure that the content is easily found and accessible to students. As mentioned by some of the other reviews, this lesson plan could be applied to a number of other controversial topics.
April 13, 2013
I like the idea of study poltical campaign websites, and getting to know politicians. This gives studetns the opportunity to get to know a politicians, but to also give the…
June 18, 2011
I liked your lesson plan, especially the activity description you provided for your students. It was very focused, giving the students an easy to follow list of expectations. I like…
June 17, 2011
Campaign Wars is such an appropriate title for this lesson. I would suggest that you focus more in Day 1 on reviewing concepts for more than 2 minutes, that way…
Information - Campaign Wars
This lesson teaches students about campaigns and elections in the United States. It uses examples from previous campaigns and has the students creating an original campaign
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