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Gabriella Go

Edu 214
March 23, 2016
Citizenship in America, Government, 50 minutes allotted.
-one class period
-daily warm up, class activity, then assessment
-video warmup: 10 minutes
-notes: 20 minutes
-assessment: 20 minutes
Citizenship in America Introduction and Overview
-students will be learning about the different aspects of citizenship
in America.
-students will begin class by watching their warm up video, they will
record five points from the video that pertains to the lesson
-students will then take notes on the powerpoint
-an informal assessment will be given, students will be separated
into two teams, the teacher will ask them questions based on the
notes they took, and whicher team answers the most questions
correctly, will receive extra credit points on the next test.
Learning outcomes
-students will learn about citizenship in America, students will
review what citizenship is, how to become a citizen, what makes you
a citizen, what are a citizens rights, what are a citizens

responsibilities, what is civic life, and how citizens can take part in
civic life

Curriculum alignment
-curriculum is aligned with standards given by the U.S. Department
of Education
-curriculum aligned with ISTE standards for teachers 3.a. of Model
digital age work and learning, teacher demonstrates technology
usage by powerpoint and video usage
-curriculum is for 12th grade government class
-lesson plan reviews citizenship aspects in America, what is
citizenship, how to become a citizen, what are a citizens rights and
responsibilities
Materials needed
-materials students need; pencil/ pen and paper, daily class journal
-materials teacher needs: flash drive with notes powerpoint,
projector, computer, internet access, white board and markers.
Technology resources
-internet access, computer, flash drive with notes powerpoint, and
projector
Websites and apps
-CNN Student News, www.cnn.com/studentnews

-students will watch daily student news and examine the exercise of
our rights as citizens with current events in the video, students are
to write down five points in their journal from the video that have to
do with citizen rights
Pre-activities
-teacher must turn on computer, prepare CNN video, gather class
attention (open powerpoint with notes (on flash drive) behind the
video)
-there are vocab terms on the board for students to write in their
journal with definitions while the teacher prepares the video
Activities
-students come into class and write down vocab terms on the board
in their government journal
-students will watch daily video and record five points in their
journal that are related to the lesson (five ways in the student news
that people are exercising their rights as US citizens)
-students will take notes in their journal from the power point
-student will fill out this chart (in their journal) demonstrating their
preexisting knowledge of citizenship and civic life

Assessment
-next is an informal assessment, the teacher will split the class into
two teams, and ask questions pertaining to the notes they just took
(this is a closed notes closed book activity)
-different teams will get different questions
-the team that answered the most questions correctly will receive
extra credit points on the next test
Supplemental information
-consider time and efficiency when teaching the lesson, 10 minute
warm up, 20 minute notes, 20 minute assessment

-in the event of the two teams having a tie, ask the bonus question
(all questions located at the end of the powerpoint)
-all terms and notes from powerpoint also located in the book for
the class